The San Jose Mercury News carries a report that looks back at the year since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Grokster decision. The RIAA launched 6,000 new lawsuits against file sharers, yet Big Champagne reports that P2P usage has increased by ten percent over the past twelve months.
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While the blogosphere is understandably focused on the revelation that the RIAA now says that "creating a back-up copy of a music CD is not a non-infringing use" (after telling the U.S. Supreme Court in the Grokster hearing that "it's perfectly lawful to take a CD that you've purchased, upload it onto your computer, put it onto your iPod."), I think two other stories out today merit attention.
Nettwerk Music Group, Canada's leading privately owned record label (and a label that refuses to use copy-controls), has taken the remarkable step of joining the fight against the RIAA's strategy of lawsuits against alleged file sharers. The company, which represents some of Canada's top artists including Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne, […]
The CBC has joined the crowd of Canadian media covering the RIAA suits story. Professor Geist comments on the likelihood of Canadians facing a lawsuit for file sharing. see: Canadians OK To File Swap also see: Knight v. Hutchinson decision here
The Toronto Star provides further coverage of the Canadian perspective on the RIAA file sharing suits with comments from Professor Geist on the challenge of identifying file sharers under Canadian law. see: Canadian File Sharers' Risk Low also see: Knight v. Hutchinson decision here