Canada’s RIAA can’t prove Infringement
IN THE WOO-HOO department, Canada’s Federal Court ruled that the Canadian Recording Industry Association was not able to prove copyright infringement by the uploaders it has sued. The judge also said under that country’s copyright law downloading is not illegal … the Globe.
- “The mere fact of placing a copy on a shared directory in a computer where that copy can be accessed via a P2P service does not amount to distribution,” Judge von Finckenstein said.
“Before it constitutes distribution, there must be a positive act by the owner of the shared directory, such as sending out the copies or advertising that they are available for copying.”
Welcome to Canukistan, the last frontier. Only in Canada you say - pity