CIPPIC granted leave to intervene in file-sharing case

| March 01, 2004
After a court hearing today, CIPPIC was granted leave to intervene in the lawsuits brought by the Canadian recording industry against alleged online music file-sharers. Electronic Frontier Canada was also granted leave to intervene. Both organizations are to file written submissions by Friday, March 5th, on the test to be applied by the Court to the industry requests for disclosure of subscriber identities, on due process and privacy rights of the unnamed defendants, and on whether the industry has made out a prima facie case of infringement under the Copyright Act. CIPPIC will argue the points at the oral hearing to be held in Toronto on Friday, March 12th. News Release Order granting leave to intervene