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Cox must pay $8M in fees on top of $25M jury verdict for violating DMCA
A federal judge has ordered (PDF) Cox Communications to pay a bruising $8 million in legal fees to BMG Rights Management after the ISP lost a landmark case over Internet piracy. The legal case began in 2014, when music publishers BMG and Round…
Action Needed To Maintain DMCA Safe Harbor Protection
If your business lets third parties post content on your website – even a simple product review – please keep reading. Recent changes in U.S. copyright law require online service providers to take additional steps to avoid liability for infringing…
Strike Three! Copyright Alert System’s Out of Here!

So, as the Copyright Alert System goes to rest, will the MPAA and RIAA stop hounding users? Not likely. In good news for piracy users and willfull copyright infringers, the Copyright Alert System (or CAS) will finally go away. In…

39% of Americans Don’t Care That Piracy Hurts Content Creators…

Despite the entertainment industry’s best efforts, most consumers just don’t really care about piracy problems. Piracy costs artists and content creators millions of dollars in revenue. Yet, a new study shows that although most consumers know content piracy is illegal,…

How Online Piracy Hurts Emerging Artists

If you download or stream from pirate sites, think twice. Piracy hurts emerging artists as much as established artists, but the relative damage could be worse. If you are insensitive to stealing from the rich and famous, I am hoping…