Just read an article that says Canadian police are now officially looking the other way on copyright infringement for personal use. That’s right, you can download all you want, and the cops won’t come a-knockin’. Turns out that ensuring the cash flow of major corporations just doesn’t contribute to the welfare of society as a whole, they think. How progressive!
Major piracy operations will still be targeted, but tracking individuals simply isn’t worthwhile. A big reason for this, which the official interviewed admits, is that it’s just too damn hard to track individuals on the internet. Of course, this guy obviously isn’t a government official in the U.S. or UK.
Torrent Freak has coverage of the news, and if you speak French, take a crack at the original interview.
I guess this is just one more reason for me to study in Canada, hm?