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CRIA denied subscribers’ IP addresses in download case

News | 03/31/2004 5:00 am EST

Justice Konrad von Finckenstein has denied the Canadian Recording Industry Association the names of 29 individuals whose identity was alleged to be known only to their ISPs. The judgement, handed down this morning, says that the plaintiffs – Canada’s big name record labels – did not make a prima facie case that there was a link between several peer-to-peer pseudonyms and the identities of those whose IP addresses the labels were seeking information for. The 24-page judgement makes reference to the recent CCH case in noting that the presence of music files on a hard drive doesn’t constitute authorization for others to download. Canadian NEW MEDIA will have further details in its upcoming issue.

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