GNR Uploader Gets Two Months House Arrest, Plus Will Produce Propaganda For RIAA
from the yeah,-that'll-work dept
It still doesn’t make much sense that the FBI got involved in trying to track down and arrest a guy who uploaded a pre-release version of Guns ‘N Roses’ long awaited new album before it was released. If anything, it should have been a civil matter — and, honestly, there’s little indication that the upload caused any harm whatsoever. In fact, it was the arrest, not the uploading that seemed to alert more people to the fact that the download was available in the first place. Should the FBI now investigate itself for better promoting the pre-release download?
That said, the guy who uploaded the songs, Kevin Cogill, agreed to a plea bargain. While the FBI still pushed for jailtime for Cogill, it looks like he’s getting two months of house arrest (plenty of time to sit at home and listen to the new GNR, I guess) and has agreed to make a propaganda video for the RIAA. I’m not quite sure what the RIAA thinks such propaganda will accomplish, other than alerting more people to how ridiculous the RIAA’s anti-piracy campaign has been.