Rock Biz

No doubt aboot it. Canadian file sharers are in the record labels sights

Well they warned Canadians it was going to happen and it has. The major record labels through the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) are formally requested that five of the major Canadian ISPs hand over the addresses and personal information of 29 alleged “large-volume song swappers.” Apparently four of the five will argue that this violates Canadian privacy laws while the fifth, Videotron, will meekly comply without putting up a fight. Keep in mind that in Canada it is not illegal to download music on the Internet for personal use, it is just illegal to upload it. Of course, despite my legal background I would not recommend that you take legal advice from a little ol’ blog so beware fellow canucks, beware!