Judge Looks To Own Prior Ruling In Cox Music Piracy Battle

By Bill Donahue (November 19, 2018, 6:21 PM EST) -- 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.

U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady said his key ruling in the earlier case — that the internet service provider could not rely on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's so-called safe harbor to avoid liability for piracy committed by its users — was reason enough to keep the newer case in his courtroom.

"Although defendants...

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