Music Piracy Canada

Winnipeg Man Slapped With $550K Fine For Music Piracy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Business

WINNIPEG - The Canadian Recording Industry Association says the conviction of a Manitoba man for music and video piracy is a huge step in the fight ag...

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...

Canadians Among World's Biggest Music Pirates: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada Business

Canadians may complain about high internet bills, low download limits and too few choices for providers, but that certainly isn’t stopping people fr...