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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    Killer_Tofu (profile), 11 Nov 2008 @ 11:53am

    Re: Re: Re: THEFT FIRST

    I wouldn't be so hard on you if this was your first time here. However, you have visited here many times before, and this has been explained before.
    You can call it theft all you want, but even the court system disagrees with you on that one.
    Hacking into a computer is quite different from walking into somebody's house. That is why you will get hit with different laws when you walk away from either scenario with something when you arrived empty handed.
    Again, call if theft if that helps you sleep at night, but the courts disagree with you.

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