CIPPIC applies for leave to intervene in file-sharing case

| February 26, 2004
CIPPIC filed an application for leave to intervene in the file-sharing lawsuits in Federal Court today. We are concerned that important issues involving the test for ordering disclosure of subscriber identities -i.e., the standard that the record industry must meet before it can obtain this information - will not be fully addressed by Internet Service Providers, who have their own interests distinct from those of defendants and public interest groups. We are asking the Court to allow us to make representations on important points of law in this precedent-setting case. Electronic Frontier Canada has also applied for leave to intervene. The hearing on our motions is scheduled for Monday, March 1st in Toronto. Notice of Motion Requested Order Supporting Affidavit Written Representations