Canada Court: ISPs Do Not Owe Royalties

Leblanc, Larry
July 2004
Billboard;7/10/2004, Vol. 116 Issue 28, p8
Trade Publication
Reports on the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada that Internet service providers (ISP) may not have to pay royalties to the music industries for files downloaded by their customers. Reason of the court for not imposing legal liabilities on ISP; Situation wherein ISP could also become liable to record companies; Statement issued by Paul Spurgeon, general counsel of the Society of Composers regarding the organization's plan to appeal to the Canadian Copyright Board for a tariff on downloaded music.


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