Cox Hit With $8M In Atty Fees In Music Piracy Battle

By Bill Donahue (February 14, 2017, 4:25 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Cox Communications to pay more than $8 million in legal fees on top of $25 million in copyright damages it already owes in a lawsuit over illegal downloading, saying such an award would encourage others to take on "willful infringers with deep pockets."

U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady said that without such an award, granted to BMG Rights Management, the huge cost of suing a company like Cox would like "deter other potential plaintiffs from seeking to enforce their rights."

"Cox is a massive company with $18 billion in annual revenue," the judge wrote. "It...

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