Obama again? Nope. McCain, then? Nope. New Orleans may be evacuated because Gustav might become another major hurricane?
Not that either.
Kevin Cogill is looking at three years in jail for leaking Guns ‘N Roses tracks online »»»
Blogger who leaked Guns N’ Roses tracks arrested
At first he was the bold internet pirate who posted tracks from Chinese Democracy online. Now he’s facing three years in prison and a hefty fine …
US blogger arrested for leaking Guns N’ Roses online
Agence France Presse
US federal police on Wednesday arrested a blogger for posting songs from a yet-to-be released Guns N’ Roses album titled “Chinese Democracy” …
Blogger arrested over leaked Gunners tracks
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand
A blogger has been arrested over claims he posted nine unreleased Guns N’ Roses tracks on the internet …
Blogger arrested over leaked Chinese Democracy tracks
US federal authorities have arrested a Los Angeles-area blogger accused of posting leaked tracks from the forthcoming Guns N’ Roses album online …
And not even nearly finally »»»
‘Arrest Signals Tougher Stance On Music Piracy’
Wall Street Journal, US of A
Signaling what could be a more aggressive stance in the fight against online music piracy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a …
Yet-to-be released Guns N’ Roses album titled “Chinese Democracy”?
It’s Chinese-style democracy, alright.
The band has been “yet to release” the album for —- how long is it, now? And thanks to Cogill, it’s had all kinds of priceless free PR to precede it.
“More aggressive” stance?
Thanks to this kind of one-sided lamescream media reporting, created out of whole cloth by endless (and baseless) RIAA BS, copyright infringement, a purely commercial matter, is supposedly “devastating” the multi-billion-dollar Big 4 record labels and has, therefore, been boosted to the level of murder and rape.
RIAA stands for Recording Industry Association of America. But only one of the Big 4 companies principally behind the so-called ‘trade’ outfit can be said to be American. And even it, Warner Music, is run by a Canadian.
The other three are: Vivendi Universal (France), Sony BMG (Japan and Germany) and EMI (Britain).
Every time someone shares a song online, a potential sale is lost, they claim.
’ …accosted by five F.B.I. agents’
Think about it. If you share a song, someone, somewhere, didn’t buy it, according to the corporate music industry.
The theory is so pathetic it hardly stands mentioning, and it’s been discredited on numerous occasions by a number of academic, and other, studies and reports.
And yet the lamescream media still parrot it as though it’s fact.
“Johnny and I sat on a pew in the U.S. District Court building in Downtown L.A. as Skwerl CCogill) sat behind glass, in handcuffs, and still in his jammies since the FBI arrested him at 6:59 this morning,” posts Britney Bernstein in Antiquiet, from whence came the sqirrel pic (but not the overlay) on the right.
Ironically, a Google NonSense ad immediately above the headline, The United States Of America Cares A Lot About Democracy, says, “Guns N Roses & Other Top Artists Download Unlimited Songs At No Cost”. It links to despised corporate site Spiralfrog (overlay).
Britney goes on »»»
After five or so other cases were presented, the United States of America presented her case against Skwerl. The proceeding was mostly about what his bail was going to be set at. The U.S.A. requested bail be set at $50,000. Skwerl’s court-appointed attorney thankfully called B.S. on that one and recommended his bail be $5,000 and that this case is the kind of case where the defendant should have been summoned to appear instead of being accosted by five F.B.I. agents at his home in a quiet neighborhood.
Interestingly, the Judge chimed in to add that he had actually recommended that it be a summons case and wasn’t sure why it went down as it did. He also dismissed the idea presented by the U.S.A. that squirrels be forbidden to use the internet.
In the end, the Judge ruled that his bail be in the form of a signature bond at $10,000. What that means is that Skwerl has to remain within the Central District of California until his next court date or someone has to cough up that 10k. So for now, he’s home Stay tuned.
Moving forward, a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for September 17th at 4:30 PM and the arraignment for September 22nd at 8:30 AM. Both will be at the U.S. District Court Building, and the address is 255 East Temple Street, Third Floor, in Downtown Los Angeles.
Skwerl, Johnny, and I appreciate your concern and warm wishes during these hard times as we deal with Democracy.
Definitely stay tuned.
Jon Newton – p2pnet
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