ISP Refused to Spy on PiratesAdded: Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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Music publisher BMG wants Cox Communications to spy on its subscribers in order to take action against people who download pirated content, but the ISP is objecting to a broad permanent injunction requested by the music group. The ISP informed the court that such demands are overbroad, vague and perhaps even illegal.
A few weeks ago, a US federal jury ruled that Cox Communications was responsible for the piracy of its subscribers, found it guilty of willful contributory copyright infringement and ordered to pay BMG Rights Management $25 million in compensation. This court ruling was welcomed by the music company and turned out a disaster for Cox, but the ISP is not going to give up.
BMG required Cox Communications to terminate the accounts of pirating subscribers and share their details with the rights owner whose content was infringed. Moreover, it wanted the ISP to take further action to prevent piracy on its network. In response, the ISP filed a reply pointing out why the music group’s demands go too far and refused to spy on its subscribers and terminate accounts without due process.
First of all, Cox claims that the proposed injunction is vague, as it fails to provide the definition of a repeat infringer and misses false positives or other complicating situations, like a computer being infected with malware, the network password being stolen, or someone else accessing the user’s account. Finally, the company claims it can’t identify and block individual files its users send. Even if it can detect overall BitTorrent traffic, it can’t easily pinpoint pirated content in its network, mostly because surveillance to detect the contents of user transmissions is illegal.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
|Way to go Cox.|
|It will be interesting to see what the outcome of this is. And it could also be very bad.|
|posted by (2016-02-19 11:56:21)|
|One more for the good guys!|
|shout out to cox cable!!!||
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