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posted by LaminatorX on Friday February 21 2014, @10:45PM   Printer-friendly
from the A-leashed-hyena-is-still-a-hyena dept.

dbot writes

"In the latest turn in an ongoing legal dispute, Canadian ISP TekSavvy has been ordered to hand over the IP addresses information of subscribers allegedly engaging in copyright infringement of Voltage Pictures works.

While it doesn't look like a great decision on the surface (an IP address does not uniquely identify an infringer), the court specifically said it wants to sign off on the wording of any contact notices issued by Voltage to prevent extortionary "Copyright Troll" messages. It will be interesting to see if this new decision scales."

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  • (Score: 1) by Absinth on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:44AM

    by Absinth (2711) on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:44AM (#4632)

    Ruling allows for personal customer information to be released upon court's request. Voltage goes and pays for that data first and then what about seeding? Can it be seen as unlawful distribution of copyrighted material? In Canada you can't get charged for substance abuse but it's a whole other game if you distribute it.