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.

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    Lonnie E. Holder, 11 Nov 2008 @ 7:25am

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    If you bothered to actually read this blog ever you'd know the biggest complaint they have is that CIVIL issues are unconstitutionally being made CRIMINAL issues, and the Federal Government is being made to act as private investigators for Big Media.

    Civil smivil. The blogger violated federal laws, and the U.S. Attorney used the law enforcement agency that investigates federal crimes to locate the blogger. Is there also a civil matter? Possibly so, but the federal people involved were dealing with the violation of federal laws, not civil laws.

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