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Voltage defendants file appeal for release of $75,000 in defense costs

Media | 12/09/2019 3:40 pm EST

Defendants in a failed reverse class action certification motion brought by Voltage Pictures LLC are filing an appeal against part of the decision by the Federal Court to withhold legal fees they say are owed to them after the movie studio lost its case.  In denying certification for Voltage’s class of defendants it sought to sue for copyright infringement, the Federal Court also held back the $75,000 the movie studio put into a court trust before the certification motion was heard...

Voltage drops appeal in disclosure cost case

Media | 11/22/2019 5:09 pm EST

Voltage Pictures LLC and Rogers Communications Inc. have both agreed to drop their appeal and cross-appeal, respectively, against a decision by the Federal Court to award the telecom costs to dig up personal information of alleged infringers of the movie studio’s copyright.  The notice of discontinuance is dated November 15, two days after a Federal Court judge denied certifying a class of about 55,000 defendants targeted to be tried for allegedly illegally downloading and allowing for upload Voltage’s movies for free.  Voltage filed an appeal nearly two weeks after a Federal Court...

Voltage’s choice of defendant made ‘difference’ in class action failure: expert

Media | 11/14/2019 9:05 pm EST

The movie studio that has for years sought to sue...

IP addresses don’t necessarily link to individuals, CIPPIC argues

Media | 09/23/2019 6:37 pm EDT

In asking the Federal Court to deny certifying a class of defendants in a copyright infringement case, an advocacy group is arguing that an IP address is insufficient in proving an individual has...

Disclosure cost to Rogers based on ‘irrelevant’ evidence: Voltage counsel

Media | 08/22/2019 2:51 pm EDT

Counsel to Voltage Pictures LLC and a number of movie studios is asking the Federal Court of Appeal to review a case that found Rogers Communications Inc. is owed $67.23 to disclose the personal...

Federal Court rules Rogers entitled to $35 per hour for subscriber disclosure 

Media | 08/08/2019 6:22 pm EDT

The Federal Court is setting at $35 the hourly rate that Rogers...

Rogers challenged disclosure motions after SCC ruling: court docs

Media | 02/08/2019 6:18 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. said it was surprised to see two motions for disclosure of subscriber information filed by two movie studios late last year and challenged them because they did not include how it would be compensated for retrieving the information, according to court documents. The motions brought by movie studios POW Nevada LLC and Bodyguard Productions Inc. came in late November and early December. Two months prior, in September, the Supreme Court of Canada determined that...

Rogers cost for disclosure case set for April

Media | 01/24/2019 3:47 pm EST

The Federal Court has set a spring date to determine how much Voltage Pictures LLC must pay Rogers Communications Inc. to hand over personal subscriber information after the Supreme Court found the telecom was entitled to...

Voltage reverse class action motion moving ahead

Media | 11/12/2018 3:47 pm EST

A reverse class action case that has been stalled for nearly two years over the issue of costs will now move forward, after plaintiff Voltage Pictures LLC put up $75,000 in security for defence costs. Voltage paid the amount...

Rogers can recover some costs to disclose customer info, SCC rules

Media | 09/14/2018 10:37 am EDT

OTTAWA --- In a decision that could serve as a deterrent to copyright...

SCC denies Voltage appeal in costs case

Media | 08/10/2018 12:54 pm EDT

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will not hear an appeal from an American movie studio challenging a Canadian court’s decision forcing it to pay court costs upfront for a defendant it is looking to sue for copyright...

Voltage asks SCC for ‘teeth’ in notice-and-notice

Media | 04/26/2018 5:23 pm EDT

Voltage Pictures LLC’s lawyer told the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) Thursday that while the “sky...

It’s not ‘notice-and-Norwich,’ SCC to hear in disclosure costs case

Media | 04/20/2018 11:33 am EDT

The notice-and-notice regime requires internet service providers (ISPs) to...

TekSavvy appealing disclosure order involving 13 ISPs

telecom | 11/23/2017 5:03 pm EST

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is appealing a Federal Court order to disclose the identities of some of its...

Court issues no-cost orders for customer IDs of multiple ISPs

Media | 10/13/2017 4:47 pm EDT

The Federal Court has made its first major disclosure orders for subscriber...

Rogers asks SCC to weigh in on notice-and-notice, disclosure costs

Media | 08/11/2017 3:20 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is looking to the country’s highest court to sort out what exactly internet service providers (ISPs) are obligated to do under Canada’s notice-and-notice regime. In an application dated Aug. 4, Rogers is seeking leave to appeal from the Supreme Court of Canada a May decision handed down by the Appeals Court that said ISPs can’t charge for disclosing customer info in copyright infringement cases. The decision was part of an ongoing copyright...

Act now on copyright infringement ‘shakedown’ letters: Masse

Media | 06/14/2017 5:07 pm EDT

The federal government shouldn’t stand idly by, awaiting the looming...

Appeal court rules ISPs can’t charge for disclosing customer info

Media | 05/11/2017 4:15 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has granted Voltage Pictures LLC its appeal challenging the costs Rogers Communications Inc. was asking for to disclose customer information in...

Cost appeals filed by both parties in Voltage reverse class action

Media | 02/28/2017 8:10 pm EST

Appellant Voltage Pictures LLC is asking the Federal Court of Appeal to reverse a decision it made earlier this month forcing it to pay the court costs for the respondent if he wins his...

Voltage on the hook for defendant costs in reverse class action

Media | 02/09/2017 10:31 pm EST

Plaintiff Voltage Pictures LLC is responsible for the defendant’s costs in a reverse class action suit until the certification process, a judge has ruled. In January,...

Defence costs at issue in Voltage reverse class action case

Media | 01/31/2017 11:06 pm EST

OTTAWA — Lawyers representing a defendant in a reverse class action case over a copyright infringement claim are asking a federal court judge to give their client an opportunity to recover costs from the plaintiff if he's successful in his defence.  The video-conference hearing Tuesday was part of an ongoing copyright infringement case brought by United States-based Voltage Pictures LLC, a movie studio that claims customers of Rogers Communications Inc. have been illegally downloading its products. Robert Salna, who was named as a defendant...

Voltage must pay disclosure costs: Rogers

Media | 11/25/2016 8:04 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. is asking the Federal Court of Appeal to turn down Voltage Pictures LLC’s case to have the Internet service provider (ISP) pay for its own costs associated with retrieving subscriber...

Court OKs disclosure of customer info in Voltage case

Media | 07/28/2016 10:13 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. must disclose the personal information of a customer accused by Voltage Pictures LLC of violating its copyright, according to a court decision that experts said clarifies the...

Voltage asks court to force Rogers to I.D. file-sharing John Doe

Media | 05/27/2016 9:47 pm EDT

Voltage Pictures LLC is asking federal court to order Rogers Communications Inc. to disclose the identity of an individual who infringed its copyright of five movies. In a motion of...

Voltage launches class-action piracy lawsuit

Media | 04/28/2016 7:52 pm EDT

Voltage Pictures LLC is seeking certification in Federal Court for a class-action lawsuit against respondents who illegally file-shared its content. The document, filed Tuesday, asks the court to declare that the respondents...

TekSavvy appeals Voltage cost award

Media | 03/30/2015 4:47 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. said Friday it will appeal a recent cost award in a dispute with Voltage Pictures LLC over filesharing. The March 17 decision set the price the film production company must pay to access personal...

Court sets TekSavvy costs at $21K in Voltage dispute

telecom | 03/18/2015 2:20 pm EDT

On Tuesday a Federal Court judge set the cost for TekSavvy Solutions Inc. to hand over subscriber information to Voltage Pictures LLC at $21,557.50, the last major point of contention in a dispute over illegal filesharing. The...

Voltage Pictures president speaks on piracy

Media | 01/19/2015 4:05 pm EST

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter published Jan. 15, Voltage Pictures LLC president Nicolas Chartier detailed the motivations behind his company’s ongoing efforts to sue those involved in file sharing. According...

Extent of TV piracy unclear, might be rising among youth

Media | 12/11/2014 7:37 pm EST

On Wednesday, the Australian government said it would allow the blocking of foreign websites that offer illegal downloading and streaming, the same day that the file-sharing website Pirate Bay was...

Voltage says Teksavvy overcharging for filesharing compliance

Media | 12/08/2014 11:09 pm EST

OTTAWA — Lawyers for Hollywood production company Voltage Pictures LLC told a Federal Court judge in Ottawa on Monday that Teksavvy Solutions Inc. is using a previous judgment to “claw back” more than $300,000 in legal and other fees, much of which it has no rights to, in a dispute over illegal filesharing. The hearing on costs comes after a February decision in which Teksavvy was ordered to hand over information on more than 2,200 subscribers who allegedly infringed on Voltage’s copyright by illegally downloading and sharing its films. Voltage won a similar case in...

Teksavvy data handover too expensive: Voltage

telecom | 06/06/2014 4:54 pm EDT

The Federal Court case Voltage Pictures LLC filed over illegal filesharing of some of its films was decided in February, but the courtroom back-and-forth is still ongoing. Voltage is trying to get Internet provider Teksavvy...

Jury out on what Digital Privacy Act does to privacy, copyright

Media | 04/15/2014 5:09 pm EDT

The Digital Privacy Act, the government’s most recent attempt to update the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), has experts disagreeing about the effect it...

TekSavvy ordered to turn over subscriber info to Voltage

Media | 02/21/2014 9:44 pm EST

A Canadian Internet service provider is being required by court order to give information on its subscribers linked with illegal filesharing to a Hollywood production company, and advocates on both...