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Recording industry sees victory in ruling, will pursue suits despite loss

News | 05/30/2005 4:00 am EDT

A jubilant Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) will likely be back in court within about a month to bring a fresh spate of suits against Canadians it believes are illegally sharing music files over the Internet. On May 19, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed CRIA’s appeal of a Federal Court of Canada ruling barring it access to the records of 29 Canadians it was hoping to sue (the BMG case). Despite the loss, CRIA head Graham Henderson tells CNM that the setback is temporary, and the higher court ruling has paved a clear path to more future successful actions.

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