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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 infringement. Early last year, a federal court judge ordered Voltage Pictures LLC to put up $75,000 in a court account to cover the costs of defendant and Rogers Communications Inc. subscriber Robert Salna, who was accused by the studio of illegally downloading its content. The Federal Court of Appeal then denied Voltage’s appeal, and on Thursday, the country’s...

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...