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Guns N' Roses uploader pleads guilty

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Nov 2008 1:06 User comments (8)

Guns N' Roses uploader pleads guilty On August 26th, 27-year-old Kevin Cogill was arrested on suspicion of violating federal copyright laws. FBI agents say Coghill had nine unreleased Guns N' Roses songs on his site in June.
The blogger allegedly had been streaming songs from the still unreleased new Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" on his site for some time.

Despite saying he would plead not guilty last month, it appears Cogill has changed his mind and will now plead guilty to one federal count of copyright infringement. Because the case was being treated as a misdemeanor and not a felony, Cogill faced up to one year in prison as well as a fine.

Due to his clean criminal record and the plea bargain, Cogill will likely face only 1 month of jail time. More importantly will be whether Cogill will be forced to reveal the source of the nine tracks he uploaded.

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8 user comments

112.11.2008 2:28

9 songs one month wow....and what if he dont give up his sources huh

212.11.2008 9:30

actually... this sounds VERY reasonable to me.

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312.11.2008 10:05

I suppose it's because they were unreleased material.

412.11.2008 10:41

He plead guilty, and signed a confession, then..he said he wasn't guilty, and wanted to fight this. So, 1 month later, I do believe he made the right move this time. Somebody talked some sense into him!

512.11.2008 11:11

I just can't believe these people; even a month in prison is just crazy for something so insignificant. For Christ's sake we have prisons filled to the teeth with rapists, murderers, and drug dealers leaving early all the time due to "overcrowding". These corporate music people are just sick twisted bastards - no wonder nobody buys their overpriced CD's anymore.

614.11.2008 14:24

Originally posted by Dapsone:
I just can't believe these people; even a month in prison is just crazy for something so insignificant. For Christ's sake we have prisons filled to the teeth with rapists, murderers, and drug dealers leaving early all the time due to "overcrowding". These corporate music people are just sick twisted bastards - no wonder nobody buys their overpriced CD's anymore.
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717.11.2008 22:42

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818.11.2008 4:22

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