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Tariff 22 decision hailed as victory for both sides though uncertainty remains

News | 05/16/2002 4:00 am EDT
A May 1 decision by the Federal Court of Appeal on ISP copyright may not be the last the industry hears on the issue as the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP) mulls a Supreme Court of Canada challenge on the issue of caching. While ISPs were ultimately deemed not liable for paying royalties on content such as music passing through their pipes (CNM Update, May 2/02), the Federal Court judges have opened the door to blanket or similar tariffs on caches operated by ISPs, which the court has determined service providers exercise control over. CAIP has until June 29 to file a challenge to the court’s ruling should it desire.

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