Monday February 15, 2016

Cox Refuses to Spy on Subscribers to Catch Pirates

I happen to side with Cox on this one. How can BMG expect Cox to hand over private customer info without due process, especially when they can't answer even basic questions about the people they are accusing of piracy?

"To the extent the injunction requires either termination or surveillance, it imposes undue hardships on Cox, both because the order is vague and because it imposes disproportionate, intrusive, and punitive measures against households and businesses with no due process." For one, Cox believes that the proposed injunction is vague. It doesn’t specify what a repeat infringer is and "What if, for example, the subscriber’s computer was infected with malware, the user’s network password was stolen, or a neighbor or guest accessed the user’s account? BMG’s motion and proposed order are silent on these critical questions," Cox writes.

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