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More from the story of this afternoon:<blockquote class="smalltext">He compared the action to a photocopy machine in a library. "I cannot see a real difference between a library that places a photocopy machine in a room full of copyrighted material and a computer user that places a personal copy on a shared directory linked to a P2P service," he said.<p>The ruling sent shock waves through the industry and surprised copyright analysts. "It raises questions of the viability of suing individual users in Canada under current Canadian copyright law," said Michael Geist, a professor at the University of Ottawa specializing in Internet and e-commerce law and technology counsel with the law firm Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt. Geist, who called the decision "stunning," anticipates it will push the industry to increase its lobbying efforts for copyright reform in Canada. </blockquote>In apparent but implicit celebration of this ruling, CBC's <i>Richardson's Round-up</i> just played "Ra-Ra-Rasputin" by Boney M