Record companies have been suing Internet service providers for failing to remove pirated music from their services for the past few years, and now they may have won a huge victory, according tomedia. A U.S. District Court jury has found Cox Communications guilty of infringing the copyright of more than 10,000 music pieces and is required to pay $1 billion in damages to Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Universal Records.
Cox said in a statement provided to the media that it would appeal the results.
The lawsuit comes after BMG sued Cox, which in 2015 awarded $25 million to the company. However, the verdict was overturned in the 2018 appeal, although Cox paid the settlement to BMG before a retrial could take place.