Canadian Supreme Court Opens Up Second Copyright Balance

Professor Geist's latest Toronto Star Lawbytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines last week's Supreme Court of Canada Tariff 22 decision. The column argues that the case may damage the music industry's strategy of suing individual file sharers as one member of the court offered a strong endorsement of respecting end user privacy in interpreting copyright law, noting that the court "should eschew an interpretation that would encourage the monitoring or collection of personal data gleaned from Internet-related activity within the home.

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