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Digital Spy readers have given the raid and closure of TV Links and OiNK a mixed reaction.

Many forum members mourned the loss of TV Links, which was one of the biggest indexes of films and television on the internet.

FriendlyGoat said: "I don't know what Oink is/was, but TV Links was my main source for many TV shows that I can't watch while I'm at uni. It was also one of the most diverse and deep sites of its kind. It will be sorely missed!"

Coolgirl, posting from Huddersfield, concurred: "TV Links was a leg-end."

Some doubted whether the industry and police effort could successfully keep pirated material down.

Marco_madness commented: "Seriously though, there's plenty more places if you look under all the right rocks."

And Milky Joe added: "Shut down 1 and 5 more will spring up! Besides... there are others..."

Meanwhile, some raised the issue of TV Links' liability as it did not host content.

"They were never on TV Links they were actually on other sites," noted Bootle. "I guess it's similar to me pointing to a copyrighted YouTube clip."

Derek1234 added: "How can they do this? They're only providing links where to watch shows from. They weren't hosting them.

"So does that mean the founder of YouTube (Google) can be arrested?"

Others took the news as a warning. Da/\/\aged said: "Learn from it and don't take the risk with illegal downloading.

"It's just not worth it, the police have the OiNK servers and will have all the logs of user activity."

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