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Federal Court Grants Delay in Voltage File Sharing Lawsuits

Thanks to Paul Andersen (@pandersen) and Bill Sandiford (@Bill_Sandiford) for live-tweeting the proceedings this morning from Federal Court in Toronto as Voltage Pictures sought an order to require TekSavvy, a leading independent ISP, to disclose the identities of thousands of its subscribers. TekSavvy immediately requested an adjournment (ie. a delay), […]

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December 17, 2012 178 comments News

The File Sharing Lawsuits Begin: Thousands Targeted at TekSavvy

Given recent reports that a Montreal-based company has captured data on one million Canadians who it says have engaged in unauthorized file sharing, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before widespread file sharing lawsuits came to Canada. It now appears that those lawsuits are one step closer as TekSavvy, a leading independent ISP, has announced that it has received a motion seeking the names and contact information of thousands of customers (legal documents here).  To TekSavvy’s credit, the company insists that it will not provide subscriber information without a court order and it has sent notices to affected customers.

The notifications have generated considerable online discussion with some recipients indicating that they have been wrongly targeted. Others wonder what comes next. As I suggested in my posts on this issue, the next steps likely include the following:

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December 11, 2012 312 comments News