DJ /Rupture, einer der besten, wenn auch unterbewertesten, DJs unserer Zeit gibt in seinem Blog seine Meinung über Oink kund – und die fällt für jemanden der direkt als Künstler von der Piraterie betroffen ist äußerst positiv aus. Seiner Meinung nach
vertritt vertrat Oink drei wesentliche Aspekte:
A) Oink als Bibliothek, die zum einen mehr Auswahl und bessere Qualität hat als legale Plattformen:
In many cases, I believe that downloading an album from Oink would be both faster (more on this in a bit) and give you more information about the CD than sites like iTunes.
Think about that… a free website, which gives fast downloads of music at equivalent or higher quality than the paid music sites. And this free site has an incredibly deep collection of both new and old releases, usually in a variety of file formats and bit-rates.First thought: wow, Oink is an amazing library. Second thought: wow, I really need to start selling DJ Rupture t-shirts, CD sales will only continue to drop & I gotta make money somehow!
Oink had everything by certain artists. Literally, everything. I searched for ‘DJ Rupture’ and found every release I’d ever done, from an obscure 7″ on a Swedish label to 320kpbs rips of my first 12″, self-released back in 1999. It was shocking. And reassuring.
B) Oink als System, dass nicht um Profit gebaut ist:
For fans, consideration of the music comes before questions of money and ownership – this is how it should be. Any system that doesn’t take that into account as a central fact is going to generate a lot of friction. When I say ’system’, I mean everything from Sony to iTunes to white-label 12″s that cost 8-pounds ($16.38!) in London shops and only have 2 songs on them.
C) Oink als demokratisches Filesharing System, das im Gegensatz zu anderen im großen Rahmen funktioniert hat:
Oink, like BitTorrent itself, became stronger & faster the more people used it – scalability writ large. Folks wanted to share – to maintain high share ratios. New releases were highly valued. But users kept older releases available as well. Whether you call it distributed tape-sharing (to use an 80s term) or distributed piracy (to use a 90s industry term), Oink’s use of BitTorrent & careful quality control did it elegantly.
The overall movement is towards more ways to share music & ideas with like-minded individuals on the internet. The way I see it, this can only be a good thing for music fans. And what musician is not first a music fan?