Adi Lederman, an Israeli who was accused of hacking Madonna’s unreleased ‘Rebel Heart’ recordings online, received a 14-month jail sentence from the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court on July 9, 2015.
Lederman auditioned for Kochav Nolad, a singing competition in Israel, and sang Madonna’s unfinished song. It was said that a couple of Madonna’s demos from her unreleased album was leaked online last December.
“I have been violated as a human and an artist!”, Madonna posted on Instagram as Jerusalem Post reported.
The Israeli, who is already in prison, was arrested on late January and was litigated on February 23 for computer trespassing, copyright infringement, fraud, prohibited secret monitoring, and intellectual property offenses against the superstar.
“Well, we don’t put things up on servers anymore. Everything we work on, if we work on computers, we’re not on WiFi, we’re not on the Internet, we don’t work in a way where anybody can access the information. Hard drives of music are hand-carried to people. We don’t leave music laying around. We have photo shoots or video shoots, and everyone has to leave their phone at the door. I mean, unfortunately, it sucks, but that’s the way it is. That’s how leaks happen.” Madonna told Billboard saying that she now changes the way she shared new content online.