8/27/2008

GnR-posting Blogger Arrested by Feds

Kevin Cogill aka Skwerl, the California-based blogger who a few months ago got a visit from federal agents after his site, Antiquiet, leaked 9 alleged tracks from Guns 'n' Roses' long-awaited album, Chinese Democracy, has been arrested "on suspicion of violating federal copyright laws," according to the L. A. Times.

"Cogill admitted to posting the songs when he was questioned by an FBI agent, according to the affidavit. He was arrested at his home in Culver City this morning and is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles later today, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Craig Missakian."

The songs were not made available for download by Antiquiet, but instead offered in streaming audio. The site was so overwhelmed with traffic, once the songs were posted, it crashed almost immediately.

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