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Internet provider ordered to supply names of accused movie pirates 0

By Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun

Pirates beware. In a landmark decision, the Federal Court has signalled that Canadians who illegally download movies can no longer hide behind the anonymity of their IP address. Ontario Internet service provider TekSavvy Solutions was ordered Thursday to provide the names and addresses of 2,000 subscribers alleged to have used BitTorrent to download movies copyrighted by Voltage Pictures, maker of such Hollywood films as The Hurt Locker and Dallas Buyers Club. Voltage says it plans to use the contact information to sue the 2,000 users for “the unauthorized copying and distribution” of its movies. The decision could set a precedent for other companies to go after Canadians who pirate music and TV shows as well.
Toronto Sun

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