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Canada file-sharers safe, Music Industry loses case

By Julio Franco · 13 replies
Mar 31, 2004
  1. A Federal Court judge ruled against the Canadian Recording Industry Association as they failed to show enough evidence that file sharers were infringing on its copyrights. The music industry pretended to force ISPs to identify Kazaa users that had downloaded music through that network in order to sue them.

    As a result, using an online download service for personal use does not amount to copyright infringement in Canada, Akin said.
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  3. Brent Sienna

    Brent Sienna TS Rookie

  4. erickdj

    erickdj TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Legal pot, legal filesharing.... Must be nice to live in canada, some day I'll live there...
  5. werty316

    werty316 TS Rookie Posts: 185

    Woohooo! There are some good things about living in Canada. one more time. Woohooo!
  6. MaskedBurrito

    MaskedBurrito TS Rookie Posts: 42

    That's awesome for those doodes. They not only have the logging market cornered, they can share files freely too! Canada's streets must be paved in gold........Wow......
  7. PitbulI

    PitbulI TS Rookie

    One more reason why people all over the world call Canada the Country of freedom.
  8. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    i wish i lived in a country that values freedom! maybe i should go north and cross over the border to Canada. ;)
  9. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 387

    I LOVE LIVING IN CANADA! Free music for all. :grinthumb
  10. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    weed + free music = heaven
  11. OS samurai

    OS samurai TS Rookie Posts: 159

    This is good news for Canadians; maybe this will set a precedent for other countries to follow. Although I don’t file sharing will become totally legit in the U.S. anytime soon :(
  12. MoRulez

    MoRulez TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Whoa, calm down there hippies. Canada hasn't legalized marijuana for just anyone. Only a few hundred people in the country receive marijuana packets from the silly Liberal government right now. And they have to have a doctor's approval to do so, for illnesses that are repaired particularly well by marijuana only.

    File sharing is allowed because the government is intelligent and non-partisan enough to understand that file sharing programs are just that: interconnected networks (users) sharing and exchanging their files to and fro.
  13. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 387

    You're right, we don't get legal pot..but the music's OK...
  14. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    we dun get legal pot, but most cops dont give a rat's @$$ anymore since there isnt much they could do about it anyways.
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