LA man to plead guilty in Guns N' Roses piracy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A man accused of illegally posting songs on the Internet from an unreleased album by the rock band Guns N' Roses has agreed to plead guilty, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Kevin Cogill will enter his guilty plea to one federal count of copyright infringement at a hearing on December 8, said Craig Missakian, assistant U.S. attorney.

The FBI said Cogill posted nine tracks from the highly anticipated Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" on a Web site called Antiquiet. The album will be released on November 23. They did not disclose how Cogill, who has no known direct connection to the band, obtained the songs.

Cogill was arrested in August at his Los Angeles home and released on bail. At the time of his arrest, authorities said he faced more than three years in prison if convicted.

Missakian declined to discuss details of the plea deal that Cogill reached with federal prosecutors.
(from Yahoo News)

scary stuff....

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At 12:32 AM , Blogger Confusion said...

Did you really have to put this up on the day on which all these new Kanye songs leaked and were posted by thousands across the internet? Kind of have me scared.

At 6:27 PM , Blogger aikin said...

leaked Kanye? what leaked Kanye? I know nothing about it.


At 2:10 AM , Blogger a Tart said...

geeze, does this dude have a lawyer? wtf? how can that be in his best interest in any way? i'm horrified to even consider the impact this has on the industry. ugh.


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