Lawyer Argues Lack of Evidence in Canadian Music Piracy Case

Simply "making available" copyrighted music by placing digital song files on a shared computer folder does not constitute illegal distribution, a public interest group argued before a federal judge yesterday.

Howard Knopf, an intellectual property lawyer representing the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic in Ottawa, said Internet service providers should not be ordered to disclose the names of 29 alleged music pirates because there is no evidence to suggest they are breaking any Canadian laws.

Details here from The Toronto Star via