Thu, 01 Apr 2004 18:46:35 GMT

Canada's RIAA can't prove infringement by P2P uploaders, says court.

Canada's Federal Court has ruled that the Canadian Recording Industry Association was not able to prove copyright infringement by the uploaders it sued. The judge also said that under that country's copyright law, downloading is not illegal. Link

Chris Hoofnagle, Assoc. Director of EPIC, The Electronic Privacy Information Center, tells BoingBoing: “We have the decision online here (~670kb PDF). It's remarkable. The judge says that keeping a file in a p2p system is no different than installing a photocopy machine in a library.” And BoingBoing reader Chris suggests this alternate link to a leaner PDF from the Federal Court of Canada: Link [Boing Boing]

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great news…. if it is not an april fools day joke.

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