OiNK To BoiNK
October 29, 2007 at 1:41 PM (PT)
Soon after being released from custody after his arrest for running a website that promoted illegal downloading, the site administrator of OINK.cd, has regained control of the site, which now links to an OINK alternative called BOINK. BOINK features a long list of alternative places where people can download the music that used to be available on OiNK (primarily indie music).
The move illustrates the pirate music industry's belief in the Hydra theory. Much like the Hydra in Greek mythology -- which grew two new heads every time HERACLES chopped one of them off -- for every file sharing network the authorities shut down, more will take its place.