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Introduction

US ISP Cox Communications and music rights management company BMG are engaged in a copyright dispute that is currently being heard in a Virginia district court

Highlights

  • The judge has already ruled that Cox is not protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbor provisions. Published court papers revealed why the judge removed safe harbor protection and why BMG believes Cox does not meet the statute’s requirement that ISPs adopt and reasonably implement a repeat infringer policy.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the ins and outs of the copyright infringement case brought by BMG against the US ISP Cox
  • The research note details at some length why Cox has already been deemed ineligible for safe harbor protection

Key questions answered

  • Why has BMG sued the US ISP Cox for copyright infringement?
  • Why does Cox not qualify for safe harbor protection in the case?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Cox faces up to BMG’s copyright infringement claims
  • Cox acceptable use policy explained
  • Safe harbor protection denied

Appendix

  • Author

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