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BMG prevails in copyright battle with Cox Communications


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American ISP Cox Communications has lost its copyright-infringement battle with music publisher BMG, in a high-profile case that saw the telco denied the ability to use a safe-harbour defence.

A Virginia federal jury awarded BMG $25m of damages in a case that hinged on Cox’s policies for passing on settlement letters from BMG’s anti-piracy partner Rightscorp, as well as its approach to repeat infringers among its customers.

Stuart Dredge

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