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How "Chinese Democracy" Was Leaked

Posted by - 04:28 PM on 01/08/14
The blogger who leaked Guns n Roses' Chinese Democracy explains how he did it.
Within 30 minutes or so of confirming that the tracks were legit, they were up on Antiquiet.com. I didn't put a ton of thought into this act, but I knew this much: As I've said, If I were to simply announce that I had the tracks, no one would believe it. My intent was not to spread it, but to allow it to be played through a streaming player to obliterate any doubt. I knew I was starting a fire, and that original editorial does a pretty good job of laying out the mindset behind my actions. But I didn't think it through past that.

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04:49 PM on 01/08/14
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If im reading this correctly this guy is a complete piece of shit and everything that is wrong with people today. So he leaked it not because that was his intent but because he needed the satisfaction of knowing people (mostly probably complete strangers) believed him when he said he had the album because they wouldnt have believed him otherwise? I cannot stand people who have to be the first to know something or do something and further tell everyone else how they were first like it somehow makes them cool or something.
04:58 PM on 01/08/14
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If he thought putting it into a streaming player wasn't spreading it, he's an idiot.
04:59 PM on 01/08/14
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If im reading this correctly this guy is a complete piece of shit and everything that is wrong with people today. So he leaked it not because that was his intent but because he needed the satisfaction of knowing people (mostly probably complete strangers) believed him when he said he had the album because they wouldnt have believed him otherwise? I cannot stand people who have to be the first to know something or do something and further tell everyone else how they were first like it somehow makes them cool or something.
First.
05:11 PM on 01/08/14
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Agreed
05:13 PM on 01/08/14
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Interesting. I always wonder about the people who leak stuff, especially when it's high profile. Seems super risky and not worth it just for some bragging rights.
05:14 PM on 01/08/14
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haha i honestly forgot about the assholes who post "first" when i wrote that, you win.
05:28 PM on 01/08/14
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This was a great read. Thanks.
05:35 PM on 01/08/14
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If im reading this correctly this guy is a complete piece of shit and everything that is wrong with people today. So he leaked it not because that was his intent but because he needed the satisfaction of knowing people (mostly probably complete strangers) believed him when he said he had the album because they wouldnt have believed him otherwise? I cannot stand people who have to be the first to know something or do something and further tell everyone else how they were first like it somehow makes them cool or something.
You my friend missed the chatbox texts over @ it-leaked.com oh I haz this before you and that.got really terrible after awhile who cares.
05:54 PM on 01/08/14
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Jesus, only a little ways into reading this but this guy sounds like a tool.

I have the FBI’s notes from our initial meetings and phone calls, and nothing in them hasn’t already been stated here. I didn’t tell them anything about Steve, the courier, or Jimmy Iovine’s CD, because at the time, I hardly believed any of it to be true. They wanted to know technical details. Forensic stuff. What computer did I use, what version of Linux does my web server run. Stuff like that. I invited them to my apartment the following morning. Despite the first visit being a surprise, I took it far less seriously than it actually was, and remember it as cordial and mostly amusing. I’m pretty sure my first words to them, when I saw them sitting there, were something like, “what are you guys, FBI agents?”
05:58 PM on 01/08/14
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read this yesterday. was pretty damn entertaining
06:01 PM on 01/08/14
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man, people need self validation from the weirdest places
06:08 PM on 01/08/14
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Interesting. I always wonder about the people who leak stuff, especially when it's high profile. Seems super risky and not worth it just for some bragging rights.

I process these thoughts on a day to day/week to week basis. I download A LOT of stuff. Movies, shows, games, music. All of these things are made available to me for what purpose to the uploader? People just risk their financial and legal well being for no actual gain, not to mention the time it takes them to RIP stuff to the computers and upload it or create a torrent.

Honestly, I'd never ever do that not because I'm just too damn lazy.
06:20 PM on 01/08/14
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If im reading this correctly this guy is a complete piece of shit and everything that is wrong with people today. So he leaked it not because that was his intent but because he needed the satisfaction of knowing people (mostly probably complete strangers) believed him when he said he had the album because they wouldnt have believed him otherwise? I cannot stand people who have to be the first to know something or do something and further tell everyone else how they were first like it somehow makes them cool or something.

Pretty much. Yeah.
06:22 PM on 01/08/14
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So, he's on par with the whole " Like, Comment and Subscribe " cliques.

Strangers are strange.

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