Canada’s Music Industry can go suck an egg. Well, that’s how I would have put it. A court Canadian court put it differently. It ruled against the Canadian Recording Industry Association finding that Canadian ISPs do not have to reveal the identities behind file sharing nicknames.
“…the music companies — through the Canadian Recording Industry Association — had identified 29 people who had traded music online using services like Kazaa, but only by their online nicknames.
They wanted the Internet service companies like Sympatico, Rogers and Shaw to give them the real identities of the individuals so they could sue them for copyright infringement. They were seeking a court order requiring the companies to provide the information.
But they didn’t get it, so the Internet companies don’t have to identify their clients and the music companies can’t proceed with their lawsuits.”
I’m sure that won’t stop them from trying something else…