Posted in industry | music on July 15, 2009

"A federal judge has sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to leaking part of the Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy to a year's probation. Blogger Kevin Cogill will also serve two months of home confinement, subject his computers to government scrutiny, and record a public service announcement for the Industry Association of America." [LiveNews]

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Comments (18)

Um ok, so Guns N Roses "Chinese Democracy."

The reason that I like this record so much, uh, aside from the fact that it's amazing is, um, I feel like it was kind of overlooked when it actually came out and now it's like this absolute classic record. But, uh, when it was actually reviewed, when it came out, it really didn't do very...I mean it did well, but it didn't do extremely well. Rolling Stone at the time gave it like..I think 2 out of 5 stars or something like that. And then when they re-released it they said it was 5 out of 5 stars, when they did the next review. But it was just a very important record in my formidable years and, um, it's a classic pop record.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 1:06 PM

Thank you for the review. Now I'll go and pick it up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 1:24 PM

Fascists

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 1:31 PM

"Blogger Kevin Cogill will also serve two months of home confinement"

thats like a blogger's ideal living situation already

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 1:35 PM

"subject his computers to government scrutiny, "
if/when they find stolen music will he get hit with further legal troubles?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 1:39 PM

He should be applauded for warning us about how shitty the album was.

Posted by This Music Sucks | July 15, 2009 1:43 PM

"subject his computers to government scrutiny"

What a waste of time. I'm sure he wouldn't be stupid enough to leak an album again, and if he was.... THATS REALLY WORTH THE RESOURCES OF GOVERNMENT SCRUTINY??? I'm willing to bet the chances of him doing this again are lower than a randomly picked house on any street.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 1:43 PM

"Kevin Cogill will also ... record a public service announcement for the Industry Association of America."

that's the worst part of it

Posted by yoga | July 15, 2009 1:52 PM

he should get life in prison like madoff. he stole from axl.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 1:56 PM

I guess he won't be watching much porn on his computer from now on.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 2:01 PM

Chinese DeMEHcracy

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 2:10 PM

riaaradar.com

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 2:20 PM

this sentence was handed down, and reported on, two days ago. 48 hours pass and suddenly it's blog-worthy as breaking news???

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 3:51 PM

Any idea how he got the tracks in the first place?

Posted by Dylan | July 15, 2009 3:55 PM

better get rid of all that gay porn

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 4:35 PM

Home ConfindMEHnent

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 11:08 PM

A blogger who admitted to leaking part of the Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy was sentenced to a year of probation. Legal experts note, however, that one year could turn into 13 years and increasingly bloated public appearances.

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2009 8:12 AM

It's brutal for such a crappy album. Bad karma for you Axel!

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2009 8:42 AM

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