1 million Canadians tracked for illegal downloading
CTV British Columbia
Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012 7:40PM PST
Last Updated Tuesday, November 27, 2012 8:19PM PST
An anti-piracy company says it has gathered information on one million Canadians who have shared copyrighted material online.
Changes to copyright law are making it possible for the movie and music companies to go after illegal downloaders -- and the Canadian Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement, or Canipre, has already spent months collecting users’ IP addresses on the industries’ behalf.
But while one woman was ordered to pay $2 million for downloading two movies in America, the Canadian government has put a $5,000 ceiling on damages for households that get caught.
For more on this issue, watch the full report from CTV British Columbia’s Peter Grainger