I love this story on TorrentFreak about the supposed pirating of a new single from the band BuckCherry.
Last week the band vehemantly denied anything to do with the leak and bitched about how much they hate those pesky pirates.
Well, something didn’t ring quite true about the whole thing so a little investigation ensued:
“It turns out that the uploader, a New York resident, had only uploaded one torrent, the BuckCherry track. When we entered the IP-address into the Wiki-scanner, we found out that the person in question had edited the BuckCherry wikipedia entry, and added the name of the band manager to another page.
This confirmed our suspicions, but it was not quite enough, since it could be an overly obsessed fan (if they have fans). So, we decided to send the band manager, Josh Klemme – who happens to live in New York – an email to ask for his opinion on our findings. Klemme, replied to our email within a few hours, and surprisingly enough his IP-address was the same as the uploader.”
Yup, the pesky pirate was their very own manager and the whole thing an ill-fated attempt to gain some publicity for a band that is not exactly screaming up the charts.