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Revisiting file sharing in Canada

It comes as no surprise that legislators are revisiting the question of the legality of filesharing in Canada, which until now has been sort-of vaguely considered legal, but this is ridiculous: “The Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage has also called for changes to the Copyright Act to make Internet Service Providers (ISP) subject to liability for copyright infringements.”

Holding ISPs responsible for the actions of their users is like sending a subway operator to jail for theft commited by its riders. Should ISPs also be held responsible for the actions of Pedophiles? How about members of racist groups?

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