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A torrent of claims: Preparing for a new era in copyright

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 8:29 AM | By Graham Honsa

It might start with a notice or two. There is a first Doe, and another, and then a Norwich order or two. Finally, a statement of claim arrives at your client’s doorstep. Another torrenting action is launched, and your client must respond.

This used to be an unlikely scenario. Now, the Supreme Court is set to hear a case about $150 that could change the trend of copyright enforcement in Canada.

Under the “notice-and-notice” system set out in Canada’s Copyright Act, Internet service providers (ISPs) —...