Cox Rails Against $25M Piracy Verdict Awarded To BMG

By Joe Van Acker (February 22, 2016, 1:33 PM EST) -- Cox Communications asked a Virginia federal judge on Friday to throw out a $25 million verdict awarded to BMG Rights Management due to the Internet service provider's alleged failure to stop its subscribers' music piracy, claiming there was inadequate evidence to support the jury's findings.

The jury found for BMG in December, but Cox said the court should either enter judgment in its favor as a matter of law or grant a new trial, arguing that there was no evidence of any contributory infringement — much less direct infringement — on its part, or proof that it knew people were stealing...

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