Blogger Who Uploaded GNR Album Pleads Guilty, Accepts Deal

from the still-ridiculous dept

The blogger who uploaded the latest Guns N' Roses album, Chinese Democracy, and who was then arrested has apparently agreed to a plea bargain in the case. Prosecutors had already dropped the charges from a felony to a misdemeanor, and the plea deal probably means he'll get off without too much punishment -- but the whole thing still seems fairly ridiculous. It's not at all clear why the FBI wasted taxpayer money chasing down a fan who simply helped promote the music. In the end, it seems like GNR basically got tax-payer funded promotion for its latest album, while causing significant stress in the life of the guy who was in the middle of all of this. What a joke.

Filed Under: guilty, guns n' roses, music, uploads


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    eleete, 11 Nov 2008 @ 4:15am

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    Those poor, poor artists. The government should step in and bail them out by giving them extremely long copyright terms. Then they could continue this type of behavior almost indefinitely, but at least for the rest of their lives, and give their children 70 years to act the same way. In fact why can't we all be paid 120 or so years for a single DWMY (days, weeks, months, years) worth of work. If we are to be socialists, let's go all the way.
    Defies even the weakest of math skills don't it?

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