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Supreme Court says ISPs can charge a fee to track down movie pirates


OTTAWA – In a decision issued today, the Supreme Court of Canada determined that An Internet service provider can recoup its costs from copyright owners who ask the ISP to help track down internet users suspected of stealing video content to which they don’t own the rights.As the Court determined, “An ISP can recover its costs of compliance with a Norwich order, but it is not entitled to be compensated for every cost that it incurs in complying with such an order. Recoverable costs must be reasonable and must arise from compliance with the Norwich order. Where costs should have...