In October 2007, the online music community was robbed of one of its most beloved havens... errr, I mean... the law brought justice to the online music breeding ground of corruption, sin, and piracy -- or something like that. Upon the shutting down of torrent giant OiNK, former members have been waiting with bated breath to hear what would become of their kin. Well, according to TorrentFreak, the four uploaders, who all plead guilty to copyright infringement charges at Teesside Crown Court last December, will be facing some cold hard time: serving their community.
That’s right, these "pirates" will all serve sentences ranging from 0 to 180 hours of community service, with fees from Â£378 to Â£500. The judge claimed that what kept these sentences fairly light was the fact that the four dudes had good references and strong legal representation.
An additional uploader and former site admin Allan Ellis are still awaiting trial, which is expected to proceed in March.