Download wars continue
The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal hearing into the BMG Canada v John Doe matter will be heard on April 20. This is the case where the Judge refused to order ISP's to release names of suspected music file sharers. The decision stated that it was legal to both download and upload music in Canada. On another front, Slashdot points to an article in The Register saying that the recording industry is trying to get ISP's to agree to a code of conduct. It would require the ISP to retain data and give out identities of suspected file sharers based on a mere complaint. Also to block sites and services doing excessive file sharing.
Good luck with that. If only that much effort would go in to giving the consumer what they want.