Canadian Appeals Court Offers Roadmap For Music Piracy Litigation

Law360, New York (May 20, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Canadian appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling barring the release of the identities of suspected music pirates, but offered the recording industry a blueprint for how to proceed in future lawsuits.

The decision by the Federal Court of Appeal upheld a ruling by the Federal Court in March of 2004, which found that the recording industry did not present sufficient evidence to compel the release of the identities of suspected file sharers.

The case centered on 29 individuals suspected of collectively making 43,541...
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