Virginia federal jury reached a verdict earlier today, ruling that Cox Communications (Cox) is guilty of willful contributory copyright infringement after refusing to disconnect pirate  music  subscribers. A jury in the trial by BMG Rights Management held that Cox, one of the US’s biggest telecoms, is responsible for copyright infringements committed by tens of thousands of its subscribers. After evidence from Rightcorp was presented, Cox was denied DMCA safe-harbor protections. The argument being that Cox didn’t take action against repeat infringers. Cox Communication chose to opt out of Copyright Alert scheme and implement their own strikes program; unlike their rivals Cablevision, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Verizon. The issue at law surrounds what constitutes a repeat infringer? WhoRead More →