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Introduction

Charter claims music companies mis-registered sound recordings in latest ISP copyright infringement case.

Highlights

  • Buoyed by the success of their copyright infringement legal action against the US ISP Cox Communications, a group of record companies have now turned their attention to Charter Communications.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the latest copyright infringement legal action brought by a group of record companies against the US ISP Charter Communications.
  • The note assesses the attempt by Charter to reduce the number of tracks in the case through a possible misregistration by the music companies.

Key questions answered

  • Why are the music companies suing Charter for copyright infringement?
  • Why does Charter think that that the companies' registration of tracks with the US Copyright Office as works for hire will affect the case?

Table of contents

Omdia view

  • Summary
  • US ISPs battling against copyright infringement claims
  • Charter questioning copyright registrations
  • The companies refute Charter's claims

Appendix

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