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Internet News   Internet News : Canada rules in favour of MP3 sharing
   posted by BrianHoskins on 3-Apr-2004 6:38:48 (1927 reads)
Canada has decided to rule MP3 sharing 100% legal! MP3 sharing has been the subject of many justice rows ever since file sharing began, but now Canada has made a conroversial decision to rule completely in favour of the activity.



Personally I remain torn between both sides of the argument and am unable to make a decision as to whether I think it should be legal or not.

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Eastgrove 
Re: Canada rules in favour of MP3 sharing
Posted on 3-Apr-2004 9:22:40
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Hmm.. well.. noticed the date of the original story?

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Darth_X 
Re: Canada rules in favour of MP3 sharing
Posted on 3-Apr-2004 17:14:35
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April 1st of course!

Eh Canada!!!!


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CanGuy 
Re: Canada rules in favour of MP3 sharing
Posted on 3-Apr-2004 20:01:24
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Eastgrove,

This one's actually true. The good judge Konrad von Finckenstein (yes, that's his real name :) ) pretty much said that just because you have files in a shared directory, it doesn't mean that you intend to commit a copyright violation. The other example is that it's like a library with a photocopier- the tools for a crime are there, but it's not the library's fault if someone goes and copies some books.

The funny thing was the Canadian version of RIAA was trying to pull the same trick RIAA did in the states (suing ISPs for the names of users) and the judge basically threw that out and then stomped on them some more.

Zoltan
...who was very proud to be Canadian that day :)

see:

Globe&Mail story
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BrianHoskins 
Re: Canada rules in favour of MP3 sharing
Posted on 3-Apr-2004 22:28:34
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I'm betting that judge happens to have kazaa installed on his own computer at home, and is most unhappy about the prospect of having to give all that lovely copyright abusive file-sharing up.

Ahhh how selfishness rules

Brian

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