Six British people detained for downloading music illegally
Six British people were recently arrested by police for illegally downloading music files prior to their official release – the first time such arrests have been made in the UK.
The six individuals used to be members of now-defunct file-sharing website OiNK. They were released without charge, reports BBC Newsbeat.
Cleveland police confirmed that the individuals were arrested “in relation to uploading pre-released music”.
The OiNK website was shut down last October by Cleveland police, after its Amsterdam-based servers were located and wiped.
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