This law was ammended…not quite as “bad” as suggested:
â€¢ You download material that breaches copyright. Copyright holders inform ISPs, who issue you with a detection notice, which expires in nine months.
â€¢ You keep downloading material. You get issued with a warning notice, which expires in nine months.
â€¢ If you keep downloading and receive an enforcement notice, you will go before the Copyright Tribunal, which can order a fine of up to $15,000.
â€¢ If the tribunal is thought to be inadequate, the copyright owner can apply to a district court to suspend the internet account for six months, but only after the Commerce Minister approves by order-in-council. The court can still decline on the grounds it would be manifestly unjust.