Canadian Music Industry Appeals File Swapping Decision

Law360, New York (July 13, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Canada’s music industry has filed appeal arguments hoping to overturn a decision last March that protected the identities of people who copy music online.

A federal court judge made "sweeping" errors regarding Canadian copyright law and rules of evidence in a spring ruling that sheltered the identities of 29 alleged music pirates, the industry argued in its appeal.

The appeal, backed by Canadian software and movie industry associations, states that Federal Court Judge Konrad von Finckenstein not only "failed to apply correct legal tests," but also...
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