Canadians can no longer afford to be smug when it comes to downloading music from the internet. The Canadian Recording Industry (CRIA) equivalent to the RIAA has announced it will follow the American example of pursuing file swappers in court.
- “On Monday, the country’s biggest music producers will ask the Federal Court of Canada to order Internet service providers, which include Canada’s largest communications companies, to hand over the identities of customers that share music over the Internet. The dispute promises to be a tense showdown pitting the fate of Canada’s music industry against the privacy rights of Internet surfers.”
I suppose it was only a matter of time.