TekSavvy granted extension to fight Voltage Pictures' copyright lawsuit

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TekSavvy, a Canadian competitive broadband provider, has been granted more time to build a defense against Voltage Picture's lawsuit to get the names of subscribers who use P2P service to download its films.

As reported in techdirt, a Canadian judge gave TekSavvy more time by granting another adjournment.

Given the complexity of the case, the judge wanted more information on three issues: what an IP address is; Canada's new copyright laws; and what effect the case will have. A live tweet from the courtroom by Financial Post reporter Christine Dobby reported that the judge said the issue "will not be resolved in a single day."

By gaining this extension TekSavvy will be to get help from the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) on this case.

Voltage Pictures, a film company, began a mass lawsuit suing U.S. broadband users who shared its film The Hurt Locker on BitTorrent last year.

Later, it decided to focus on the Canadian market, with TekSavvy being one of its initial targets.  

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- techdirt has this article

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