File Sharing Lawsuits Canada

File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Canadians FAILS

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

A Canadian movie production company’s effort to sue unauthorized downloaders of its films has failed, with the company abandoning its lawsuit. NG...

Why This Internet Provider Is Telling File-Sharers To Lawyer Up

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Business

An independent internet service provider popular with tech geeks in central Canada is warning that it has been asked to hand over personal information...

Will File-Sharing Lawsuits Clog the Courts?

Michael Geist | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

The Canadian Internet community has been buzzing for the past week over reports that a Montreal-based company has captured data on one million Canadians who it says have engaged in unauthorized file sharing. While that represents a relatively small percentage of Internet users in Canada, the possibility of hundreds of thousands of lawsuits over alleged copyright infringement would be unprecedented and raise a host of legal and policy issues.

The Limits of Liability in Canada's File-Sharing Lawsuits

Michael Geist | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Over the past couple of days, there have been multiple reports about the return of file sharing lawsuits to Canada, with fears that thousands of Canadians could be targeted. While it is possible that many will receive demand letters, it is important to note that recent changes to Canadian copyright law limit liability in non-commercial cases to a maximum of $5,000 for all infringement claims.

1 Million Canadians May Face File-Sharing Lawsuits

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Business

A Canadian copyright enforcement group has collected data on one million people who allegedly participated in illegal file-sharing, potentially exposi...

File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Canadians Abandoned

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.30.2012 | Canada Business

A landmark attempt to sue Canadians over file-sharing of copyrighted material appears to have been abandoned, with court records showing the lawsuit h...