Guns N' Roses blogger dodges time in slammer
Under house arrest with anti-piracy ad to follow
A Los Angeles man who pleaded guilty to illegally uploading nine Gun N' Roses songs onto his music site has dodged jail time.
Earlier this week a federal judge sentenced Kevin Cogill to a year's probation. He will also serve two month's confinement, have his computer activity monitored by the government, and record a public service announcement for the Recording Industry Association of America.
Prosecutors in the case had hoped to see the man thrown in the slammer for six months for leaking part of G N'R's latest album, Chinese Democracy, to the interwebs prior to its release last year.
Cogill was arrested last summer after posting tracks on 18 June from the album to the Antiquiet website. He saw the copyright violation charge against him reduced from a felony to a misdemeanour after he admitted to streaming the pre-release tunes. ®
I look forward to hearing the confessions of copyright terrorist Kevin on my telescreen later on.
This seems paltry
This seems paltry sentence for 18 songs and pre-release. Last case 24 songs came up and some lady was charged for a few million, which she can't pay. Why is this guy special? This clearly shows the RIAA and these lawsuits are a joke.
Mine's the one with the angry scorpion in the pocket.
Stop buying music
If we stop buying music we can defeat them.
That is all!