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ISPs pose daunting hurdle to third prong of music industry downloading strategy

News | 02/20/2004 5:00 am EST

Despite a brief court delay, the music industry could see the third prong of its attack on downloading proceed more quickly than either its private copying efforts or seeing a result in the Tariff 22 case now before the Supreme Court of Canada. On February 16, the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) fired its first salvo against individuals who share music online by requesting a Federal Court of Canada order that five Internet service providers divulge the identity of 29 subscribers currently identified only by an IP address. The court adjourned until March 12 to determine the privacy considerations of such a request.

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