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, 13 Nov 2008 @ 7:20am

    Re: Okay Lonnie

    Killer_Tofu:

    I just disagree with calling it theft just because the CD was not released yet. It not being released is what bumped this up from a civil copyright infringement to criminal copyright infringement. That is the basis for my disagreement over that point..

    Ouch. Okay. I put forward my best argument, and I have been unable to sway your opinion. Similarly, you have been unable to sway mine. I guess that is where we are at. We both have our opinions and reasons for believing them.

    While it has been an interesting discussion, it seems that we have come to a stopping point.

    Thanks for bearing with me!

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