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Cox Sues Insurers for Failing to Cover Landmark Piracy Lawsuit * TorrentFreak

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Internet provider Cox Communication has fought several piracy-related claims in court over the past decade. In one of the lawsuits, against music rights group BMG, it chose to settle, presumably for millions of dollars. The company hoped that its insurers would help cover the costs, but after the companies declined, Cox is now back in court after suing them both.

At the end of 2014, a novel type of lawsuit appeared on the docket of a Virginia federal court.

BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music sued Internet provider Cox Communications for failing to terminate the accounts of pirating subscribers.

This was the first in a series of “repeat infringer” lawsuits which continue to this day. Most notable thus far is the $1 billion damages award against Cox in favor of several major record labels, which is still under appeal today.

$25 Million Piracy Damages

The BMG lawsuit is no longer active. After the court initially awarded $25 million in damages,…

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