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Introduction

US ISP Cox Communications and music rights management company BMG must face each other again in a copyright dispute, following a decision by a Fourth Circuit panel of judges to remand for a new trial.

Highlights

  • The Fourth Circuit court has upheld a district court’s decision that the ISP is not entitled to the safe harbor protection defense, but ruled that a new trial must be held because of certain errors in jury instructions.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the decision by the Fourth Circuit panel of judges to sent the case between Cox and BMG back to the district court for a new trial.
  • Explains what the issue is and why a new trial has been remanded.

Key questions answered

  • Why did BMG sue Cox for copyright infringement?
  • Why has the Ninth Circuit ordered a new trial?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Fourth Circuit returns Cox and BMG to the district court
  • District court errors in jury instructions
  • Safe harbor protection denied again

Appendix

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