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File Sharing Deemed Legal In Canada

The Federal Court of Canada ruled Wednesday that Internet Service Providers can’t be forced to turn over identities of suspected music swappers, throwing a roadblock in the path of the recording industry’s efforts to crack down on the practice.

In a 31-page decision, Judge Konrad von Finckenstein said the Canadian Recording Industry Association hasn’t made its case for ordering ISPs to turn over the names of 29 suspected so-called music uploaders, people who offer music for others to download.

Read the full story at Globe Technology.