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Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Kevin Cogill pleads not guilty to GNR leak

The young man accused of uploading songs on the internet from the unreleased Chinese Democracy album by rock band Guns N' Roses has pleaded innocent in federal court.

Kevin Cogill, 27, is charged with violating federal copyright law.

Cogill pleaded innocent to the charge on Monday and no date has been set for the trial, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the US Attorney's Office.

The FBI said Cogill posted nine tracks from Guns N' Roses' upcoming album Chinese Democracy on a website called antiquiet.com.

The FBI did not comment on the quality of Chinese Democracy's Lyrics

Cogill was arrested in August at his Los Angeles home and released on bail the same day.

He faces three years in federal prison if convicted, and five years if the court finds he posted the songs for commercial gain.

Guns N' Roses said in a statement at the time of the arrest that while it did not condone Coghill's actions, "our interest is in the original source" of the material.

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1 comment:

mak, MNN said...

but he gets the charges reduced-

http://www.musicnewsnet.com/2008/10/chinese-democracy-leak-blogger-has-charges-reduced.html

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