Possible 25% Download Tariff

Tuesday, April 19 2005 @ 07:21 am CST

Contributed by: Linegod

The Canadian Recording Industry Association’s (CRIA) legal campaign against music file sharing heads back to court later this week. A three judge panel will hear an appeal of last spring’s decision that denied a request for identifying information on 29 alleged file sharers due to insufficient evidence, privacy concerns, and doubts about proof of infringement under Canadian copyright law. CRIA is likely to use the hearing to again argue that peer-to-peer file sharing is hurting Canadian artists and the industry, which at long last is seeking to develop fee-based alternatives such as Apple iTunes, Napster, and Puretracks.

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