Posted in industry | music on August 27, 2008

Guns n roses

A man accused of posting nine previously unreleased songs by the rock band Guns N' Roses on a website where they could be accessed by the public was arrested at his home early today on suspicion of violating federal copyright laws, authorities said.

Kevin Cogill, 27, is accused of posting the songs, which were being prepared for commercial release, on the Internet blog Antiquiet in June, according to an arrest affidavit. The site received so much traffic after the songs were posted that it crashed, the affidavit states. [LA Times]

A features on the homepage of Antiquiet shows that the GnR post (now sans MP3s) is still the most popular post on Antiquiet. The second most popular Antiquiet post is called "Katy Perry's Album Sucks, But We'd Totally Hit It"...

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Comments (26)

He was arrested for bad music taste, or morbid curiosity?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2008 9:12 PM

HAH!

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2008 9:18 PM

well come on now someone post a link to wherever the next person who downloaded em is hosting!

Posted by Tumbleweed | August 27, 2008 9:51 PM

Why isn't this filed under comedy?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2008 11:33 PM

i'd hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2008 11:54 PM

The katy perry review is spot on...

"Katy also comes across as the kind of chick that can throw 'em back and trash talk with the best of 'em, and that wins her points for sure. She seems like she'd be a lot of fun to hang out with."

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2008 11:58 PM

Get in the ring muthafucka!

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 12:10 AM

...Just don’t expect us to listen to this shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 12:36 AM

where was the fbi when my band's record got leaked on oink? oh i forgot i don't have millions of dollars.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 12:57 AM

28/8/2008
Guns'n'Roses
?

Posted by liveon35mm.com | August 28, 2008 6:09 AM

This dude should receive the death penalty there is no excuse for what he did...

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 8:22 AM

axl rose has a small dick

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 8:36 AM

axl rose has a small dick... and 9 new shitty songs

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 8:41 AM

I have a small dick too!

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 8:57 AM

I'd comfort it,
stroke its corn-rows,
assure it that the product is good,
that the wait was worth it,
that small penises are okay.

But I would not hit it.

Posted by Nestor, a Poet | August 28, 2008 9:00 AM

Fuck 'em all.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 10:50 AM

Axl needs a hug.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 11:14 AM

Axl is the guy who threw a fit because someone was taking his pic at a concert. he comes from generation of music biz when rock stars were rock stars and you little people (the fans) were people to be milked for your money, you are less then zero unless you are handing him over your cash, and even then it is thank you here is the door, dont let it hit you on the ass. This is why I cant deal with mainstream rock biz and all that garbage how bloggers destroyed their business. fuck them.

and the irony is the guy who was arrested was a fan and liked the album, personally i can't stomach that shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 11:19 AM

"where was the fbi when my band's record got leaked on oink? oh i forgot i don't have millions of dollars."

Law enforcement doesn't have the resources to investigate every infraction of the law. (I once read that the total number of criminal convictions amounts to just a piddling percentage of all crimes reported, 10% or less IIRC. And that doesn't account for all the crimes that victims don't bother to report.) It's perfectly reasonable for them to go after high-visibility cases like this one because they get lots of publicity and should cause any potential violators of this law who hear of such cases to have second thoughts.

And while I believe your comment isn't truthful and you posted it just to make a point, here are a couple of facts to consider about OiNK and torrents. OiNK operated out of the UK, so the FBI didn't have jusrisdiction, and it's a lot easier to identify and locate a blogger than someone who's the the first to make a particular album available on torrents.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 11:22 AM

Batman has no jurisdiction. He would've found them and made them SQUEEL!

Posted by The Joker | August 28, 2008 12:28 PM

"and the irony is the guy who was arrested was a fan and liked the album"

You are so right!

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 12:50 PM

they're out ta get me

but they won't catch me

Posted by axl | August 28, 2008 1:01 PM

"""""and the irony is the guy who was arrested was a fan and liked the album"

You are so right!""""

I was arrested for raping this girl once. The irony is I really liked her!! WTF??? You know what I'm sayin?

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 1:01 PM

that's not ironic. who are you, alanis morisette?

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 1:02 PM

whats ironic is people still care about guns and roses!!!! its 2008 people...just admit that it was a horrible time in music, get over it and lets move on.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:55 PM

Have you guys actually heard about their new single?? Can't wait til I can get my hands on it!So glad to hear they're releasing A BRAND NEW SINGLE!!!! OMG, I read about it today on 987FM.COM

Here's a direct link:

http://987fm.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104661&article=4451426

Posted by anon | October 25, 2008 3:53 AM

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