Canadian Music Industry Refuted ItselfAdded: Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Canadian Recording Industry Association somehow managed to quietly sue isoHunt well before the controversial Bill C-32 was proposed, and to prove that rights owners do have the tools necessary to combat copyright infringement on the Internet.
While Canadian legislators are discussing a new copyright bill C-32, it should be a surprise for them that the current system is proved to be working just fine, despite the opposite claims of the rights owners. In fact, the Canadian Recording Industry Association has proved this itself, when suing isoHunt last year.
When submitting the controversial copyright reform, the industry claimed that legal clarity is needed to send a message that downloading content from the Internet for free is prohibited, pointing at Canadian P2P websites as major source of the piracy problem. However, a month before this statement it made the charges in court against isoHunt, which proved that such “legal clarity” already exists.
The lawsuit it launched against BitTorrent tracker site was confusing because well before the CRIA started insisting that local legislation was ill-suited to hold services like isoHunt responsible, it managed to successfully do just that under the current law.
isoHunt has also lost such battle in the United States two years ago, when the judge decided that isoHunt and its owner Gary Fung had violated copyright and encouraged piracy. As a result, isoHunt faced a permanent injunction, which ordered it to delete copyrighted content. Now the BitTorrent tracker site is appealing that ruling.
What is more interesting is that the CRIA suit was essentially a countersuit to a petition previously filed by the BitTorrent tracker. In 2008, isoHunt tried to pre-empt copyright violation litigation threatened by the Canadian Recording Industry Association by suing it in order to ask the courts to clarify its legal rights. In the claim, Gary Fung explained that Google is working the same way as isoHunt, yet it indexes actual content. In other words, isoHunt provides search through .torrent files, while Google provides search through all types of content, including music, films, images, and so on. In fact, through Google lots of copyrighted content can be downloaded with a single mouse click.
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