Mulve File-Sharing Client Creator Cleared Of ChargesAdded: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
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The Mulve downloading application has been in development for a few months, after which it hit the mainstream this past fall. However, everything went sour fast enough, as UK police targeted the person who registered the Mulve domain name. He was placed under arrest on a list of charges – starting from copyright violation to conspiracy to defraud. Finally, the outcome of the event is known, and it’s good news.
The Mulve file-sharing client burst onto the scene three months ago and quickly became extremely popular. Although it carried no content of its own, the app allowed its users to download files from servers owned by InTouch – the Russia’s largest social network, known for Russians as “Vkontakte”.
Unfortunately, after the service became well-known, things took a turn for the worse. British police had arrested a guy in connection with the Mulve client and the app was finished.
Now an individual in question revealed what happened. In early October, a group of unidentified people entered his apartment. They later identified themselves as police officers and confiscated all guy’s electronic equipment, including laptops, flash drives, and mobile phones. The most interesting thing is that the targeted individual, Eric, had absolutely nothing to do with the coding of the app. The program was coded by another person, who admitted that Eric has never seen the source code, and he just has no idea how to program. The reason police came for Eric was the fact that the Mulve domain was in his name for just 1 day.”
Eric said that police had indeed traced him via a non-private WHOIS listing. He was explained the grounds for his arrest, which included copyright violation, distributing an article able to cause losses to third parties, and even conspiracy to defraud, which failed so massively against OiNK one day.
Six weeks of police bail followed the arrest, after which no incriminating evidence was found to prove the accusations against Eric, and he has been told to be free to go. However, he’s still waiting for the return of his electronic equipment.
Now Eric is about to introduce an entirely new and completely legitimate music project. It’s clear that he is very keen to stay on the right side of the law now, and the arrest in connection with Mulve surely influenced this intention.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
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