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Canadian Supreme Court rules ISPs can charge some costs of identifying illegal downloaders

Michael Loney, New York


ISPs’ obligations in tackling illegal downloading have been clarified in Rogers Communications v Voltage Pictures. They can charge copyright holders for some steps in identifying suspected customers but not those costs incurred under the notice and notice regime

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Internet service providers can charge copyright holders for some of the steps involved in identifying customers illegally downloading, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled in Rogers Communications v Voltage Pictures.

The court held that the appeal should be allowed and the...


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