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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  1. identicon
    Lonnie E. Holder, 12 Nov 2008 @ 7:20am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: THEFT FIRST

    Killer Tofu:

    I insisted on calling it THEFT because he was originally questioned as to how he got the illegally obtained DATA. To use the Department of Justice's own words, they were investigating DATA THEFT.

    You claim that "he never stole anything." WRONG. The correct statement is that the Department of Justice was unable to make a case for DATA THEFT. Had they been able to make a case for DATA THEFT, I am sure they would have prosecuting him for that CRIME.

    Lack of evidence does not equate to lack of guilt.

    Why do you insist on calling theft of data anything other than what it is? What would you call illegally obtaining data or information that did not belong to you?

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