reports: The convicted Guns N' Roses
uploader, Kevin Cogill
, isn't the anti-piracy pitchman the Recording Industry Association of America
was hoping for.
A year ago Wednesday, the 29-year-old Los Angeles man was sentenced to two months' home confinement and a year of probation for uploading nine unreleased tracks of Guns N' Roses
' "Chinese Democracy
" to his music site. Federal prosecutors initially sought six months of prison, but Cogill
got no time after agreeing to do an RIAA public service announcement that would scare future file sharers straight.
But nobody has made him perform the PSA. As of Wednesday, and he's no longer under the court's jurisdiction. So the deal is no longer legally binding.
"I knew as soon as this went down, nobody would give a shit about me doing a PSA," Cogill
said in a recent telephone interview.
Read the entire report from Wired.com
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