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Massive Piracy Damages Award Against Cox is Not Excessive, Court Rules

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  • Massive Piracy Damages Award Against Cox is Not Excessive, Court Rules

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    Cox Communications' request to lower the massive piracy liability verdict issued by a Virginia jury has failed. The request for a new trial was denied as well. However, the court does agree that the damages should be issued per work if there are multiple copyrights involved, which means that the $1 billion figure may go down.

    Last year, Internet provider Cox Communications lost its legal battle against a group of major record labels.

    Following a two-week trial, a Virginia jury held Cox liable for its pirating subscribers, ordering the company to pay $1 billion in damages.

    Heavily disappointed by the decision, Cox later asked the court to set the jury verdict aside and decide the issue directly. In addition, the ISP argued that the “shockingly excessive” damages should be lowered. If that wasn’t an option, Cox wanted a new trial.

    Read the full story on TorrentFreak...

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