GN’R sucks, save for Appetite for Destruction as stated previously. The idiot shouldn’t have been such a smartass. Three years for nine songs…drunk drivers who murder entire families in completely preventable crashes are handed less time! Hell even the year he’s facing is ridiculous.
Apparently their ‘security’ wasn’t so secure. I sure hope those guys will be able to survive losing all that revenue from those ‘free’ downloads. Don’t construe that as an excuse to pirate, but let’s get back to reality here, ONE guy, ONE website, if that strikes fear of lost sales…GN’R evidently weren’t planning on selling very many of those CDs. Again, the guy asked for it, so perhaps a year to think about his poor judgement would do him some good. Too bad the guys who broke into the neighbor’s vehicle, destroying the interior as they ripped off all the expensive stereo equipment won’t see a day in jail or pay a penny of restitution, (they got caught, for all the good it did) but this guy gets a year. American Justice!
Remember cassette tapes? Remember DAT? Remember CD-burners? Piracy via cassettes should’ve destroyed the RIAA…no, DAT should’ve…hell CD-Rs should’ve if you believe a single word of their anti-piracy campaign. People will ALWAYS buy the real deal, just as people will ALWAYS steal. I guess it boils down to just how much revenue lost is too much, and all that is theoretical. Every pirated CD/DVD/Game is NOT lost revenue, so stop with the Gestapo tactics.