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US Judge Orders Cox Communications To Pay BMG $8.4 Million

Postby sunnyd » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:30 pm

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More bad news for Cox Communications. After getting dismantled in a copyright case by litigants BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music, the ISP is now facing another setback. In a decision stamped February 14th by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Cox has now been ordered to pay $8.4 million in legal fees.

The order, signed by US District judge Liam O’Grady, was shared with Digital Music News this morning (full decision below).

The fees are considered high, and courts frequently decide against compensating litigants for legal fees. In this case, O’Grady offered the hefty fine in part to enforce anti-piracy statutes.
The $8.4 million decision follows a $25 million judgement for willful copyright infringement against the ISP in late 2015. That decision remains under appeal, though major compliance changes have likely already occurred.

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