Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday December 18, 2015

Cox Must Pay $25M For Not Stopping Repeat Pirates

It looks like a jury has handed down a $25 million verdict against Cox for failing to stop repeat pirates. The silver lining for Cox is that the plaintiffs were originally asking for $200 million.

For those new to this story, let’s take a step back. Music publishing giant BMG Rights Management accused Cox of failing to live up to its obligations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. That law requires ISPs to do what they can to limit access for repeat copyright infringers. If Cox had followed those guidelines, it would have benefited from "safe harbor" protections that shield Internet Service Providers from being held liable for their customers’ piracy.