The Canadian Recording Industry Association says that it will start suing people who upload music on the Internet, early in the new year. If uploading or sharing music files is found to constitute copyright infringement, file sharers could be subject to penalties of up to $20,000 per musical work. Merely downloading music files from the Internet for private use is considered by the Copyright Board and other experts to be legal in Canada. National Post, Dec 17th. For information on how to avoid being sued in the USA, and on the campaign to stop RIAA lawsuits in the USA, see the EFF website.