Group Wants Song-Swapping Suit Dismissed

The music industry has ”filed no evidence whatsoever that any of the unnamed defendants . . . has ever actually purposefully ”sent’ a music file to a computer that is set up to receive it,” saidthe Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic in a March 5 filing. ”The mere ”making available’ of a music file to another person is not illegal or infringing [copyright] in Canada.”

Last month, CRIA asked the Federal Court of Canada to order five communications companies to hand over the identities of 29 so-called uploaders, Internet users who post songs illegally on the Web. The industry claims song theft via the Internet is responsible for the sector’s woes, including retail sales losses in Canada of more than $425-million since 1999.

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