London – While a U.K. court
recently acquitted the administrator of BitTorrent site OiNK of charges of
"conspiracy to defraud" the recording industry, that industry is now
considering filing civil actions to reclaim what it says are the admin’s
ill-gotten gains from the site, TorrentFreak reported.
label trade group IFPI called that outcome a "hugely disappointing verdict" last week.
Today, IFPI chairman John Kennedy said at a press conference that
the group plans to "find other ways" to seek remedy against OiNK
admin Alan Ellis, for the $300,000 in donations he received from users of the
Ellis told the jury at his trial that the funds were used to rent server
space and to put toward the cost of his own server.
Kennedy said the industry
wants those funds to distribute to the artists whose music was shared without
permission on OiNK, according to TorrentFreak.
(DMW previous coverage)