Canadian ISPs Asked To Disclose File-Sharer Identities

The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) has filed motions in the Federal Court of Canada to require five Canadian Internet service providers to disclose the identities of large-scale pirates who

TORONTO--The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) has filed motions in the Federal Court of Canada to require five Canadian Internet service providers to disclose the identities of large-scale pirates who are illegally distributing digital music files over public networks.

CRIA is seeking to identify large-scale infringers using Internet services operated by Bell/Sympatico, Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications, Telus Corp. and Videotron Telecom Ltd.

CRIA had announced in December that it was taking legal steps against uploaders who are illegally distributing music copyright files.