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January 15, 2010

Oink founder not guilty of having snout in fraud trough

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by Darren Allan

The man accused of milking the music industry by allowing users to illegally download music files through his website Oink has been cleared of conspiracy to defraud.

Alan Ellis said that he did not host any of the copyrighted files, but merely facilitated the sharing of them between members of the Oink site.

And a jury agreed he hadn’t done anything wrong under UK law, which doesn’t have any truck with the idea of contributory infringement.

That’s despite Ellis reportedly making something like £11,000 per month in donations from the users of the site.

File sharing moguls can seemingly breathe easy for the time being, although that probably won’t be the case for much longer with upcoming legislation set to address file-sharing.

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