Sony Music Entertainment et al v. Cox Communications, Inc. et al

  1. March 28, 2022

    Cox's Attack On $1B Music Piracy Verdict Falls Short

    A federal judge in Virginia has turned down the argument that the $1 billion verdict that major record labels landed against Cox Communications over liability for music piracy was based on bad evidence, writing that discrepancies Cox had found were of "no consequence."

  2. March 10, 2022

    IP Forecast: Cox To Take Another Swing At $1B Verdict

    Internet giant Cox Communications is set to argue next week before a Virginia federal court that it shouldn't have to pay record labels $1 billion to cover online piracy losses because the labels allegedly lied about the evidence that supported the big-ticket verdict. Here's a look at that case — plus all the other major intellectual property matters on deck in the coming week.

  3. February 17, 2022

    Sony Slams Cox's '13th-Hour Gambit' In $1B Copyright Fight

    Sony and other major music labels on Thursday asked a Virginia federal judge to reject Cox Communications' latest bid to shake off a $1 billion copyright verdict against it, saying that the internet service provider's "13th-hour gambit" fares no better than its earlier attempt.

  4. February 10, 2022

    Sony Says Cox Can't Shake $1B Loss In Music IP Suit

    Sony and other major music labels have urged a Virginia federal judge not to let Cox Communications shake a $1 billion loss in a copyright infringement suit, saying allegations the labels lied about key evidence to secure the jury's verdict are "disingenuous" and untimely.

  5. January 13, 2022

    Cox Says $1B Loss In Music IP Suit Was The Result Of Lies

    Cox Communications has told a Virginia federal judge that a "recent revelation" by Sony Music and other music labels has shown that they lied about a key part of evidence used in a copyright infringement trial that led to a $1 billion verdict against the internet service provider.

  6. February 08, 2021

    Cox Gets Reprieve On $1B Music Piracy Verdict During Appeal

    Cox Communications won a stay Friday on its billion-dollar bill from three major music labels after losing a trial over its enablement of widespread piracy, but a Virginia federal judge ordered it to put up a bond in that amount while it appeals.

  7. January 28, 2021

    Cox Wants $1B Music Label Piracy Verdict Paused For Appeal

    Cox Communications is hoping to avoid paying out the $1 billion verdict against it for allowing piracy on its networks, asking a Virginia federal judge to approve a bond for that amount while it appeals to the Fourth Circuit.

  8. January 12, 2021

    Judge Upholds $1B Music Label Piracy Verdict Against Cox

    A federal judge on Tuesday refused to reduce a $1 billion copyright infringement award won by major record labels against internet service provider Cox Communications over piracy on the company's network, setting the stage for an appeal.

  9. June 25, 2020

    Top 7 Copyright Rulings Of 2020: A Midyear Report

    From tattoos in video games to billion-dollar piracy verdicts to "Stairway to Heaven," the first half of 2020 was an action-packed time for copyright lawyers. As we head into the back half of the year, here are the seven big copyright decisions you need to know.

  10. June 02, 2020

    Cox Can't Topple $1B Piracy Verdict, But Wins Some Trims

    A Virginia federal judge on Tuesday largely upheld a $1 billion internet piracy verdict won by major record labels against Cox Communications, but said he would need to reassess how many songs had been involved in the lawsuit in order to recalculate the award.

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