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Cox Asks Court to Overturn or Lower ‘Shockingly Excessive’ $1 Billion Piracy Verdict

News Internet provider Cox Communications has asked the court to overturn or lower the $1 billion piracy liability verdict a Virginia jury issued late last year. The company argues that there were fundamental flaws in the verdict. Even if the court disagrees, the ‘shockingly excessive’ damages amount should be lowered, Cox notes. Last December Internet […]

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Cox Is Liable for Pirating Subscribers, Hit With $1 Billion Damages Verdict

Breaking Internet provider Cox Communications is responsible for the copyright infringements of its subscribers, a Virginia federal jury has ruled. The ISP is contributorily and vicariously liable for the copyright infringements and must pay a group of music companies $1 billion in damages. The ISP has already announced that it will appeal. Last year Cox […]

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Stream Ripper Verdict Gives Carte Blanche to Internet Pirates, Record Labels Say

Several major labels including Universal, Warner Bros, and Sony, have filed their opening brief in the appeal against the Russian operator of stream-ripping sites FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com. The companies argue that the District Court mistakenly dismissed the case, a decision that gives Internet pirates carte blanche, keeping them out of US courts’ reach. YouTube downloaders, […]