Thursday, May 19, 2005

Federal Court of Appeal releases decision in file-sharing case

The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal has released its decision in BMG Canada v. John Doe, 2005 FCA 193. The Court considered the balance to be struck when the recording industry goes after the identities of those it alleges are infringing copyright by seeking the personal information of otherwise anonymous internet users. The Court dismissed CRIA's appeal based on a lack of evidence.

Ian Kerr of the University of Ottawa Law School offers his comments at blog*on*nymity - bloggin On the Identity Trail: FEDERAL COURT DISMISSES CRIA's APPEAL SEEKING DISCLOSURE OF THE IDENTITIES OF 29 PSEUDONYMOUS FILE SHARERS.

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