Oink Raid Costs Revealed

File-sharing is often portrayed as ‘a cost’ to the economy and to society, yet the criminal enforcement has similar costs, especially when they fail. A prime example is the oink case where a FOI request has found case costs of over £29,000 Over the past few years, there’s been a number of police ‘raids’ of […]
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A Brief History of the Oink Trial Pt1

So the oink trial is over, and Alan won. In a larger sense, many of us won. The Oink raid and trial was, at it’s essence, a show-trial, every bit a spectacle trial (or ‘spectrial’) as last years Pirate Bay one – if not moreso. After all, the Swedish Police didn’t do the raid accompanied […]
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Oink and the Technicolour Lie-coat

One of the core philosophies of reporting is that you only print what you’re sure of. If you don’t know, don’t say. That way Libel lies. Someone really should tell the Northern Echo (Update; see comments, it’s written by the Press Association) that. Today, they ran a piece about the restarting of Alan Ellis’ trial. […]
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