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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > OiNK Uploader is Aquitted

OiNK Uploader is Aquitted

OiNK Uploader is Aquitted

Added: Thursday, April 1st, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
19-year-old Matthew Wyatt from Stamford, Lincolnshire, was accused of uploading three music albums to OiNK torrent tracker website illegally. It has happened back in October 2007 – the BitTorrent torrent tracker website OiNK, which used to be referred to as the largest music store in the world, was closed down in the issue of joint Dutch and British police raids. As the result, Alan Ellis, the OiNK’s admin, and 6 website’s uploaders were charged with different violations, up to actual copyright distribution. Ellis was discharged by a jury only after more than a year, in this January. The others accused also had to wait long to have their accusation acquitted by authorities.


This week the Crown Prosecution Service has acquitted another charged uploader to OiNK – Matthew Wyatt, who was still minor two years ago, when he has got arrested for illegal file-sharing. Back in 2007 he was charged with the accusation of copyright content distribution that would work harm to the copyright owners. He faced up to 10 years of jail time.

However, David Cook, Wyatt’s attorney, argued that Matthew had just transferred files from an open music site to OiNK. Moreover, the copyright owners of the uploaded content never asked to identify files as being theirs. He pointed out that during the case the court didn’t produce any actual evidence of the material under discussion to be in fact copyrighted. Since it’s the well-known fact that kudos may be gained by distributing the fake music files which contain live versions with loops and white noise, it may be considered an alarming gap in the evidence. The fact that copyright owner never claimed the content was theirs, also looks extraordinary. As a result, Cook strongly believes that such case against an individual shouldn’t have been criminal, but civil instead.

He also thinks that the government dropped the charges because they didn’t want to disclose the way they managed to find and arrest Wyatt. The court acquitted Matthew right after Cook requested the clarification. The official story is quite vague between obtaining Matthew’s IP and knocking at his door, so it might be that the authorities had violated the laws too, for example, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act of the United Kingdom, while tracing Wyatt.

April 1st, 2010

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Date:  Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by Site Friend (2010-04-01 15:20:42)
magiccrack avatarSo nice to hear news like this, thanx for the super read, very nice!

posted by menTurtle (2010-04-01 16:04:23)
carlsberg1033 avatarI can breathe a little better now. Thanks SaM.

posted by Blocked (2010-04-01 17:45:44)
iamezaz avatarGood to hear tht pleasant in the ears.Thanks once again sam keep it coming baby 8)

posted by (2010-04-01 20:16:34)
No avatarDo you know that it's high time to receive the mortgage loans, which will realize your dreams.

posted by (2010-04-01 20:54:43)
4JIMi2sTEXAS0 avatarthanks SaM...

posted by Blocked (2010-04-01 22:14:01)
menahunie avatarI have mentioned in other posts as the article writer states. The "fake" files you see can and at times are postings by the RIAA and the MPAA.
You read and see people sued or arrested by these "copyright" holders and then they claim the "fake" file THEY POSTED is proof the persons arrested violated copyright laws.
This is one of the first reads I have seen where a Lawyer with brains stated - HUH? What copyright material? Show it; and they can't since in reality NO COPYRIGHT MATERIAL WAS DOWNLOADED.
Also another point that seems to have been missed is when the RIAA and MPAA and "other" copyright holder upload "fake" files; then send threat to sue letter or have people arrested for downloading files THEY PROVIDED FOR FREE ACCESS....
This is saying I stand on a street corner with a cop and hold open my wallet with Hundred Dollar bills sticking out to passer byes and tell them; " go ahead take the money" and when they do Have the cop arrest them for theft...NOT... But that is basically what the RIAA and the MPAA and "other" copyright holders are doing to p2p users..

posted by Site Friend (2010-04-02 11:00:25)
magiccrack avatarI find this article and others mentioned by comment #6:

Yes the mpaa and RIAA will do anything to catch you, they may even follow you on social networks, sign up as someone add you and watch what your doing.

Same goes for fake torrents, some fakes (not all of em) are uploaded by these mpaa / riaa types and when they catch you all you have is a data file with a title, its not copyright, they are full of scare tactics, which quite frankly are a waste of money in the court of law.

Sure, ppl may go to jail, but why release rapists, and murderers to free up spaces in jail when the mpaa or riaa are trying to put ppl in for a stupid fake file, get a grip.

posted by Site Friend (2010-04-02 11:01:23)
magiccrack avatarstart of that post was meant to say "I find this article and others mentioned by comment #6 very interesting indeed:

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