That's what you get for causing me to listen to that overproduced, slow-cooked tripe months before I had to...
Seven months after pleading guilty to charges of leaking tracks off Guns n’ Roses’ then-unreleased Chinese Democracy, blogger Kevin “Skwerl” Cogill was sentenced to two months of home confinement, ordered to record a public service announcement for the RIAA and subjected to having his computers scrutinized by the government, Billboard.biz reports. Cogill was also sentenced to a year’s probation.
In an e-mail to Rolling Stone after yesterday’s sentencing, Cogill said he was “relieved” he won’t be serving jail time, “Though I was pretty confident that we had made a strong case against it.” As Rock Daily reported in December 2008, Cogill changed his plea from not guilty to guilty with the hope that the prosecution would only seek probation for the charges. Had Cogill gone to trial and been found guilty, he faced a year in prison, probation and a large fine.
Good thing his computers have to be scrutinized, because sentencing a bittorrent leaker to his bedroom is like sentencing an arsonist to a fireworks store. That aside, making your fans wait 17 years for a substandard glop of original material is asking for it. Glad he got off easy.