Canadian Judge Supports File Sharing

Weak evidence may have been the real reason a Canadian Federal court denied the Canadian Recording Industry Association access to ISP records for 29 “John Doe” file sharers. Regardless, the Canadian judge went on record with a legal opinion stating the placing of files in a P2P shared folder does not constitute distribution or the intent to distribute. At least in Canada, this is a small victory for privacy rights and maybe a victory for file sharing in general.