Canada: Downloading music is legal
Although this is actually an old piece of news (I first read about it in January), several people have told me they've never heard about it, leading me to wonder whether it might still be news to some of you folks.
Anyway, downloading music in Canada via P2P file-sharing services like Kazaa, Morpheus, and the rest, was deemed perfectly legal as of December 2003. Uploading music through the same services, however, is not. And as I mentioned in an earlier post to this website, some pundits predict that regardless of where governments stand on the issue, music-lovers worldwide will end up losing some of their current rights to use music due to computer manufacturers' new ties to the music industry.
Posted by matt at May 10, 2004 03:17 PM