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Canadian forensic software company said to have files on one million illegal downloaders
According to a recent story by tech reporter Gillian Shaw in the Vancouver Sun, Canipre, the Montréal-based Canadian forensic software company, has files on a million Canadians who it says have downloaded pirated content. The company, whose clients are in the motion picture and recording industries have been aided by a recent court decision compelling Internet service providers to turn over the names and details of infringing subscribers. Barry Logan, the Managing Director of the company, says that they could be held liable for illegal downloading and statutory damages of up to $5,000.
“Canada is a very significant country in terms of peer-to-peer file sharing and illegal downloading of copyright works,” Logan told the Sun. “We have quite a significant evidence collection program that has been in place in Canada for a number of months, it doesn’t discriminate between ISPs.”