RIAA, MPAA Back $25 Million Piracy Verdict Against Cox (TorrentFreak)


Several entertainment industry associations including the MPAA and RIAA have submitted their opinions in the landmark piracy case between Cox Communications and BMG. Contrary to telecom industry and digital rights groups, they argue that the District Court made the right decision by holding the ISP responsible for pirating subscribers.

In December 2015 a Virginia federal jury ruled that Internet provider Cox Communications was responsible for the copyright infringements of its subscribers.

The ISP was found guilty of willful contributory copyright infringement and ordered to pay music publisher BMG Rights Management $25 million in damages.

Cox disagreed with the outcome and a few weeks ago the ISP filed its appealarguing that the district court made several errors that may ultimately restrict the public’s access to Internet services.