Canadian music downloading appeal decision

The Federal Court of appeal did not allow the appeal in this case. They refused to order the ISP's to release the names of the alleged file sharers so they can be sued. I doubt we have seen the end of this, however, as the refusal was based on the facts and the way the request was made - not as an absolute principle.

The court did not decide the issue of whether uploading was legal.

The decision itself, and other commentary is available on the CIPPIC web site.

Read the CIPPIC material Read a CBC article