April 6, 2011 by Andrian Lozinski
Andrian Lozinski is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School and currently enrolled in the course Law & Social Change: Law & Music, in Winter 2011. As part of the course requirements, students are asked to write a blog on a topic of their choice.
I recently had the opportunity to attend the Global Forum at Canadian Music Week (March 9-13, 2011), held at the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto. The keynote address was given by an American filmmaker and anti-piracy advocate, Ellen Seidler, who described how within 24 hours of the DVD release of her film, it was downloaded by more than 30, 000 users on pirate hosting sites before Ms. Seidler stopped counting.