Details are still slim, but it looks like a victory for artists and rightsholders. Court agrees ISPs are supposed to have real policy for disconnecting repeat infringers. Cox basically had a “fake” cutoff policy and lost DMCA protections. Fox is now liable for user’s infringement.
Law360, Washington (December 17, 2015, 12:38 PM ET) — Internet service provider Cox Communications must pay music publisher BMG Rights Management $25 million for turning a blind eye to illegal music downloads by its subscribers, a Virginia federal jury found in a verdict Thursday, holding the ISP guilty of willful contributory copyright infringement.
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