Charter Profited From Users' Music Pirating, Major Labels Say

By Hailey Konnath (March 22, 2019, 11:01 PM EDT) -- A who's who of the music industry's top record labels accused Charter Communications Friday of allegedly contributing to, and profiting off of, the "massive copyright infringement" of thousands of its users.

In a 27-page complaint filed in Colorado federal court, Warner Bros. Records Inc., Atlantic Recording Corp., Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Corp. said Charter subscribers blatantly illegally downloaded, copied and distributed copyrighted music through BitTorrent and other online file-sharing services.

The infringement caused "great harm" to the labels, recording artists and songwriters, they said.

And rather than working with the labels to curb the problem, Charter — which conducts...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!