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Canadian Publishers Council: Evidentiary Burden Too High in Copyright Cases

The Canadian Publishers Council has delivered its submission on the national digital economy strategy, expressing concern that privacy rules could make it difficult to target alleged infringers.  The CPC warns:

privacy protections should not be utilized in ways that preclude rights holders, domestic or international, from identifying consumers who are infringing copyright. The evidentiary requirements for alleged infringements are so onerous that sanctions are potentially ineffective.

5 Comments

  1. Be careful what you ask for. Asking for reduced evidentiary requirements has ramifications for authors and copyright holders and business, as well as individuals. And businesses are a much bigger target. The bigger the business, the bigger the target.

  2. Chris Brand says:

    That darned “burden of proof” thing
    The music companies keep complaining about it in the US, too.
    Life would be so much easier if the courts would just take their word for it that they’ve dragged the right person into court.

  3. I guess we’re supposed to abandon all personal privacy because the only thing that matters is copyright.

  4. Copyright says:

    I copyright my privacy o.O


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