Illegal Downloading Canada

Canadians Are Top ‘Game Of Thrones' Pirates, And HBO Is Cracking Down

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.23.2015 | Canada Business

Nearly one in five Canadians who watched “Game of Thrones” in the first week of the new season did so through piracy, more than twice the rate in ...

What to Consider if You Receive a Copyright Infringement Notice

Michael Geist | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

I've received daily emails from people who have been sent a copyright infringement notification as part of Canada's notice-and-notice system. While I'm unable to provide specific legal advice, I can provide more information that may assist in making an informed decision about a system that was designed to discourage infringement.

Canada A Piracy ‘Haven,' Hosts Some Of World's Biggest Illegal Sites: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Business

Canada has allowed itself to become a “haven” for online piracy, and the country’s inaction on the issue is forcing other countries to censor Ca...

Digital Privacy Act A ‘Stunning' Attack On Privacy: Critics

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Business

The Harper government’s Digital Privacy Act is being billed as “protection for Canadians when they surf the web and shop online,” but critics sa...

Thousands To Be Outed As Copyright Infringers In Lawsuit

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A Canadian Internet service provider has been ordered to hand over the names and addresses of about 2,000 customers who allegedly downloaded...

Accused File-Sharers Have Someone Defending Them, After All

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Business

Unauthorized file-sharers, take a deep breath. Your day of judgment hasn’t arrived quite yet. A federal judge in Toronto has delayed a decision o...

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...