According to Justice Konrad von Finckenstein, the Canadian Recording Industry Association did not prove 29 people it wanted to sue engaged in copyright infringement by using file-sharing networks like Kazaa. The Industry wants 5 ISPs to ID the 29.
Finckenstein compares the P2P networks to a public photocopying machine in a library. He says: "No evidence was presented that the alleged infringers either distributed or authorized the reproduction of sound recordings."
The Canadian Recording Industry Association says it has lost billions of dollars because of such activity. The court's ruling is similar to one in the US because the 29 people can only be identified by IP numbers. The Association plans an appeal.