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New copyright Act will make you think twice before pirating another movie

Author: ITS

Posted on Jan 21, 2015

Category: General Interest

Are you an avid movie downloader? Well, you might be in for a shock starting this year.pirateflag

On January 1, 2015, a new Copyright Modernization Act came into effect that requires your internet service provider  to send letters to notify users that have allegedly downloaded a movie illegally that they could be sued by the copyright holder.

At first glance a simple letter may not seem like much, but it does provide the copyright holder a history of illegal downloading, should it occur frequently from the same unique IP address.

To learn more about the new Act, visit this recent article from CTV News.

You can also learn how UNB deals with Copyright Infringement here.