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OiNK founder speaks up

Alan Ellis, OiNK’s founder, has spoken to the UK’s Daily Telegraph regarding an international investigation into his website’s allegedly illegal activities. Ellis essentially stressed OiNK’s inherent “search engine” architecture (wherein torrents are simply introduced rather than actual MP3s posted): “…if Google directed someone to a site they can illegally download music, they are doing the same as what I have been accused of.” He would not, however, comment on voluntary member contributions and how said money was spent. OiNK’s Amsterdam servers have been seized and, despite internet rumors confirming and denying the presence of user logs, there is no official word yet on whether authorities plan to track down individual members. According to Ellis, “If this goes to court it is going to set a huge precedent. It will change the internet as we know it.”