p2pnet.net News:- Konrad von Finckenstein, the Canadian judge who put paid to early attempts by Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG, the members of the Big 4 Organized Music cartel, to turn Canada into an American clone, is the new head of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
In the States, the entertainment cartels order ‘jump’ and many jurists ask ‘How high?’ Hollywood and the Big 4 would dearly like to see the same thing happening in Canada but their attempts to bring this about have so far failed.
In March, 2004, the Big 4 were using their CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association of America) to try railroad Canadian ISPs into revealing the names of customers alleged to have been sharing music with each other online. Von Finckenstein heard the case and ruled putting music into a computer directory that may, or may, not be shared by someone else online doesn’t constitute copyright infringement under Canadian law.
Interestingly, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) will today try to talk another judge, this time Kenneth M. Karas in New York, into ruling ‘Making Available’ equals copyright infringement.
The argument will take place at 2:15 pm in the newer federal court house at 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York, in courtroom 21D on the 21st Floor. It’s near Brooklyn Bridge/Worth St stop on the 4, 5 & 6 trains.
It’s open to the public so be there if you can.
CRTC – Appointment to Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, January 25, 2007
railroad Canadian ISPs – Keep on downloading! Cdn file sharers told, March 31, 2004
‘Making Available’ – RIAA HEARING! Vitally important, January 25, 2007
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