Record Labels Beat RCN Claims In Piracy Suit — For Now
Law360 (June 30, 2021, 9:16 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday tossed RCN Telecom Services LLC's counterclaims against major record labels and a copyright enforcement business, finding that the internet service provider failed to demonstrate that it was financially harmed from receiving millions of emails that notified it of potential copyright infringement.
In a 12-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp ruled that RCN's counterclaim alleging that the record companies and copyright enforcer Rightscorp inundated it with e-mails falls short of pleading a "cognizable economic injury" under California's Unfair Competition Law.
RCN claimed that it incurred significant expenses related to its internal "DMCA System,"...
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