BMG and Round Hill sue US net provider for failing to act over file-sharing users

Just ahead of last week’s Thanksgiving festivities of turkey guzzling and mad midnight shopping sprees, BMG and Round Hill Music filed a lawsuit Stateside that could prove to be an important test case under American copyright law of the obligations, or otherwise, of internet service providers in the ongoing fight against piracy.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the two music rights firms are suing Cox Communications, the third largest cable TV company in the US. The music companies say that Cox should be held liable for the copyright infringement of its file-sharing customers because it has failed to respond in any way to notices alerting the company to the actions of its infringing users as provided by BMG and Round Hill’s reps Rightscorp Inc.

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