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Maximum non-commercial penalty for copyright infringement in Canada is $5000 (about $3700 USD today).

I don't think taking people to court has a great cost-benefit ratio.

Is that per infraction?

If you're using BitTorrent with multiple people downloading from you, that could turn into serious money quickly.


This is for civil actions, the police can still go after large infringers. But no one wants the circus that the US has with people who cannot afford to defend themselves flooding the court system over copyright infringement.

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