Blogger arrested, accused of posting 9 unreleased Guns N’ Roses songs
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“…