law enforcement agency Visits source of Guns N' Roses' Asiatic ism

It's one thing to share an album that has already been released, which is illegal because it constitutes copyright infringement.

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"It was a really cool guy from the GNR
camp that was a middleman between someone who was very angry and me,"
Skwerl said.
"He was trying to reach out and see if I'd go without a fight, which ismore or less what I did."

He pulled the tracks down, deleted them from his computer and receiveda cease-and-desist letter that hinted at potential legal action.
Finally, the FBI tracked him down, resulting in his meetings with them Monday and Tuesday morning.

Skwerl says that despite having admitted to distributing the files,
he's not too worried about getting his ass handed to him in a court oflaw. "It's may be (see update below) a legal gray area since it wasn't fordownload; it wasn't a finished product," he said. "We aren't sure who owns therecordings. I feel like I might survive this."

Perhaps. Under the 2005 Family Entertainment and Copyright Act, distributing an unreleased album is punishable by fines and/or a jail term of up to 10 years.

Update: Skwerl contacted Listening Post via e-mail to clarify a few things.

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