Pretty insane. Oink has been raided and the owner has been arrested.

Oink was a really neat tracker. It was apparently fast, clean and super easy. Apparently it was the biggest private bittorrent tracker. Around 180k users. That is a lot of dedicated users.

It taught a bunch of people I know about bittorrent. It was used by anyone from joe smoe to actual musicians. It was a huge music community.

It is a bummer that it is gone. But I imagine something better will pop up shortly. What a sad day for music.

Here is the press release from IFPI. Here is the article comments at DIGG.

UPDATE: This guy says everything i want to say and more.