OTTAWA - Internet service providers are not responsible for paying royalties on music downloaded by users, Canada's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the court ruled that although ISPs provide the hardware and technology, they aren't responsible for what people download.
Thank God for this. Whether or not you download music, you would have had to pay for it, through higher ISP costs.
It seems more and more like the record companies will sue just about anybody to ensure they keep getting money. I think the companies are definitely threatened. The internet is making them obsolete. There will always be artists because creative people create. And soon, they will not need a record company to sell their wares. The internet cuts out the middleman.