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Cox Knew About Pirating Subscribers, Court Concludes

Breaking Internet provider Cox Communications can’t argue that it had “no knowledge” of the hundreds of thousands of piracy notices it received, a Virginia federal court ruled. The ruling is important for the upcoming trial between the Internet provider and dozens of music companies, as “knowledge” is a critical element of the rightsholders’ liability claim. […]

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Court Punishes Copyright ‘Troll’ Lawyer for Repeatedly Lying to The Court

Over the past several years, independent photographers have filed more than a thousand lawsuits against companies that allegedly use their work without permission. As many targets are mainstream media outlets, these can be seen as David vs. Goliath battles. However, the nature of these cases is described as classic copyright-trolling by many. The driving force […]

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US Court Shields Internet Subscribers From Futile Piracy Complaints

For more than a decade, alleged file-sharers around the world have been pressured to pay significant settlement fees. These so-called ‘copyright-trolling’ efforts are pretty straightforward. Copyright holders obtain a list of ‘pirating’ IP-addresses and then request a subpoena from the court, compelling ISPs to hand over the associated customer data. This scheme can be rather […]