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Sunday, 3 April 2005

CANADA CONTEMPLATING COPYRIGHT AMENDMENTS


The Web Host Industry Review reports that the Canadian Federal Government is proposing changes to the Canadian Copyright Act. Under the proposed amendments, internet service providers would come under an obligation to record users who swap a large about of material through peer-to-peer networks and send them warnings that their connections are being used for illegal activities. The amendments will be introduced into the Canadian House of Commons this spring.

The IPKat can’t see ISPs being too happy about acquiring extra obligations, but he does think that the warning system before infringement actions can be taken is fair and gives people a chance to alter their behaviour.

More Canadian warnings here, here and here

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