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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The major record labels are urging a federal judge to uphold a $1 billion verdict against Cox Communications over internet piracy, calling the huge fine an appropriate penalty for a company that "systematically helped infringers" and mocked copyright law.
Internet service provider Cox Communications is pushing to overturn an "unprecedented" $1 billion copyright infringement verdict won by the major record labels over widespread piracy on the company's network.
Sony, Universal, Warner and other major music labels won a $1 billion verdict against Cox Communications on Thursday when a Virginia federal jury found that the telecom behemoth turned a blind eye to the pirating of more than 10,000 musical works.
There is no evidence the major record labels suing Cox Communications for turning a blind eye to pirating got rid of any data they were bound to keep in anticipation of litigation, a Virginia federal magistrate said Friday.
A Virginia federal judge issued a written opinion Monday explaining his decision last month to not transfer a copyright case filed by the major record labels against Cox Communications LLC, saying his own rulings in an earlier case against Cox would be relevant to the impending piracy battle.