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US Court of Appeals rules that ISP is not protected by safe harbor provision for failing to implement repeat infringer policy

February 1, 2018

On February 1, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its decision in the BMG v. Cox case, ruling that the ISP Cox was not protected by the safe harbor provisions of article 512 the Digital Millennium Copyright Act - which protects ISPs from liability for copyright-infringing material shared through their infrastructure - as it had "failed to implement its [repeat infringer] policy in any consistent or meaningful way."

Read more at the I&J Retrospect

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