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Music publishers sue Cox for allowing illegal downloads

Friday 28 November 2014 | 09:22 CET | News
Music publishers BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music are suing Cox Communications for deliberately turning a blind eye to the illegal downloading by its subscribers, the Wall Street Journal reported. The publishers said the behaviour violated federal copyright law. BMG, owned by Germany's Bertelsmann, controls rights to songs by David Bowie, Johnny Cash and Lenny Kravitz, among others. New York-based Round Hill controls rights to songs by the Beatles, James Brown and Katy Perry. The complaint, filed in a federal court in Virginia, alleges Cox had knowledge of repeat infringement by its

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Bertelsmann / Cox Communications
Countries: United States
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