Judge Upholds $25 Million Piracy Verdict Against Cox

In a big win for copyright holders, a federal judge won't change the outcome of a $25 million verdict in favor of BMG Rights Management against Cox Communications. As U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady notes at the beginning of an opinion, "This case presents the question of whether a conduit internet service provider may be held liable for the infringing activity of its subscribers based on the uploading and downloading of copyrighted musical works using BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file sharing network."