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Michael Geist: Rightscorp Misleading Internet Subscribers With ‘$150,000 Fine’ Claim

New Canadian legislation came into effect on January 1. It allows copyright-holders to require ISPs to identify downloaders of copyrighted material, and send notifications on the copyright-holder's behalf. But the users' names are personal information remain confidential, and are not revealed to the rights holders. Already, the legislation has led to abuse: BMG and its agent Rightscorp have…
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