Dec 8, 2003

CANADA COURT DECIDING WHO PAYS FOR ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS
Canada's ASCAP has brought a suit to the Canadian Supreme Court alleging that ISP's should be the ones who pay for the illegal downloads of Canadian artists.

"Theoretically, this means that if a song composed by a Canadian artist was downloaded from a website hosted by an Australian ISP by a user in Mexico, then the ISP would have to pay a tariff to the Canadian artist." via The Age

This article explains how the ruling could affect international royalty payments and ISP's all over the globe. The ruling isn't expected to be doled out for another 6 months.

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