Canada’s Federal Court has ruled that the Canadian Recording Industry Association didn’t prove there was copyright infringement by the uploaders it was trying to sue. The judge, Justice Konrad von Finckenstein, also said that downloading isn’t illegal under the Canadian copyright law. The ruling, and its ramifications, will likely have a tremendous effect on Canadian cyberlaw.
See, good things can happen if the judiciary is independent.
- the founder of WebMD is trying to give away CDs by sticking them to the top a pop cup’s lid;
- and Apple is trying to patent the iPod’s interface.