TORONTO - Individuals who share personal copies of music files on the internet are safe after a Federal Court rejected a motion on Wednesday that would have allowed the music industry to sue them.
Justice Konrad von Finckenstein said the Canadian Recording Industry Association hadn’t shown copyright infringement by 29 people who had allowed their music files to be uploaded.
Making files available in online, shared directories is within the bounds of Canadian copyright law, von Finckenstein ruled.
I won’t say much here, but I think it’s a step in the wrong direction for the Canadians out there. We could be next (USA), but I’m hoping not. Of course, it will probably be challenged again or something.
By the way, I understand it’s quite an old article, but it’s new news to me.