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Introduction

Cox challenges the first ever billion-dollar damages award for copyright infringement.

Highlights

  • US ISP Cox Communications is challenging a $1bn damages award made against it by a Virginia federal court in December after a jury found the ISP guilty of copyright infringement.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the appeal made by Cox to either reduce the damages award against it or hold a new trial.
  • Explains the arguments made by Cox in its latest court filing.

Key questions answered

  • Why does Cox believe the damages award made against it by a Virginia federal court in December should be reduced?
  • What reasons were given by Cox for having the damages award lowered?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Cox fights back against the copyright infringement accusers
  • Group of music companies follow the BMG lead
  • Size of award aimed at punishing ISP

Appendix

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