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), 12 Nov 2008 @ 8:28am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: THEFT FIRST

    I need to amend my previous statement to add a couple more lines.

    Quoting myself:
    "The courts treat them differently for very good reasons. Some are meant to be kept private, while other types the artist specifically want people to see and / or hear."

    Adding on:
    Now, they may see things from a close minded perspective and want to restrict specific avenues which everybody can see and hear it, but that is their perogative. If they want to act like a-holes though, it is well within their right. I will always go and support the artists who want their stuff heard, and try to avoid jerks like this.

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