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Some 55,000 Canadians may soon be named in a “reverse class action" lawsuit for sharing movies online. For each violation, Voltage Pictures wants to extract up to $5,000 — the maximum amount allowed. Experts warn that the suit is part of a trend of "troll-type activity in Canada now that is driving normal people crazy," according to a report by The Globe and Mail.
Canada's $8.5-billion cultural industry is poised to shrink if someone doesn't plug the leak allowing foreign digital pirates to steal content.
Hundreds of thousands of Canadian jobs are at risk from piracy, a new coalition argues.
A proposed agency tasked with censoring piracy websites would have no judicial oversight, a critic warns.
The company's copyright advocacy goes beyond what even some U.S. rights holders have called for.
They've already raided a Montreal man's home.
Canadian police just don't care about online piracy, IIPA report says.
The business of piracy is no longer that profitable.
Canada has agreed to tough new rules surrounding internet piracy under the recently announced Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP
When Canada enacted its “notice-and-notice” system to combat unauthorized downloading, many of Hollywood’s biggest copyright
A court ruling in a long-running Canadian piracy case could convince internet providers not to fight for their subscribers
Canada has allowed itself to become a “haven” for online piracy, and the country’s inaction on the issue is forcing other
Sony, along with a number of other major Hollywood studios and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have been desperately trying to force Google to block search results that enable Internet users to illegally download their protected material. They want to create a situation where Internet service providers can block access to whole websites in an effort to prevent piracy.
A Canadian movie production company’s effort to sue unauthorized downloaders of its films has failed, with the company abandoning
Piracy is a lot like religion and politics. It tends to polarize opinion and get in the way of finding common ground for thoughtful discussion. That's the pattern we've seen in Voltage Pictures' demand for information from TekSavvy about putative pirating of their movies.
Note on Monday's Federal Court hearing. Voltage has managed to schedule a hearing at the Federal Court for Monday, December 17, which leaves little time for targeted TekSavvy subscribers to organize their defence. TekSavvy couldn't notify these customers until it had churned through a huge pile of logs, in order to correlate subscribers with the thousands of numeric IP addresses Voltage dumped on them.
While everyone is opposed to counterfeiting, the CACN is pushing for a massive public investment into private enforcement matters at the very time when the evidence suggests Canada already has strong legal rules against counterfeiting and a clear commitment from law enforcement to take appropriate action.
The EU is demanding dramatic changes to Canadian intellectual property law including significant reforms to copyright, patent
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- BEIJING, China - At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with