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 @ 12:05pm

    Ok Lonnie, Last Post

    I am done here.
    I will just point out that I did refute your "supporting" court documents. You are claiming that stealing financial information is the same as copying music. That is not true. The courts have stated a difference. You never linked to another court case to show where they labeled copying music as stealing. All you did was say "they agree". I know many court cases have been linked to on techdirt in threads you have read and commented on, that pointed out that it was copyright infringement. You have also contradicted yourself many times.
    Whichever friend of yours is the AC there, has not read my rebuttals.
    I see Lonnie's point, copying music is theft. There is just no proof of it. And his support comes from areas that do not deal with copying music. That is why I believe he is wrong. He has shown no real support pertaining to copying music.
    I will always be willing to accept the title of stubborn when it comes to standing up for the truth. Until you link to actual court documents that were not overturned, and that state that copying music is theft, I am no longer listening because all you are doing is trolling.
    You consistently state falsehoods. Trying to say that copyright infringement is theft, when there is a pretty clear difference. And when I point out fallacies in your logic with regards to your so called supporting court cases, you don't even respond to it. That sir, is a troll.

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