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David Zitzerman quoted in "Now more expensive to sue multiple online infringers", Law Times


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Excerpt from "Now more expensive to sue multiple online infringers" by Julius Melnitzer, Law Times:

“Voltage wanted to sue over 50,000 copyright infringers and Rogers wanted to charge $100 for finding each name,” says David Zitzerman, head of the entertainment law group at Goodmans LLP in Toronto. “So, we’re talking serious money here.”

The Supreme Court, however, refused to accept Rogers $100 fee at face value, leaving the precise amount to a future decision from the Federal Court.

“The decision was a practical one based on the court’s conclusion that more information was required to determine just how Rogers came up with the $100 figure and whether that was reasonable,” Zitzerman says.

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