Blogger Who Leaked Chinese Democracy Forced to Endure Horrible Punishment

July 15, 2009

Even though he’s not going to jail, a federal judge has forced the blogger who pleaded guilty to leaking the Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy to do the unthinkable.

Blogger Kevin Cogill was sentenced to a year's probation and will also serve two months of home confinement for leaking the horrific Axl Rose trainwreck that is Chinese Democracy. Cogill is also being forced to record a public service announcement for the Recording Industry Association of America.

The federal prosecutor for the case even had the balls to ask the judge to sentence Cogill to some prison time. Luckily for him, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Abrams said he felt Cogill had learned his lesson.

"I never intended to hurt the artist," Cogill told the court today. "I intended to promote the artist because I'm a fan."

Cogill pleaded guilty earlier this year to one misdemeanor count of copyright infringement for posting nine tracks from the highly-anticipated Guns 'N Roses album before its release last year.

Good luck, buddy.

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