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US studios target movie sharers under ISP notice-and-notice regime

News | 03/31/2006 5:00 am EST

Industry Canada’s Intellectual Property Policy Directorate recently released a report examining the effects of the current notice-and-notice copyright infringement regime on Internet service providers (ISPs). Once ISPs are notified that infringing activity is taking place through the use of their service, the regime requires that they pass on a notice to the appropriate customer. Excerpts of the report, which was prepared by Paul Chwelos at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, appear below.

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