Record companies sue Charter for copyright infringement


Charter Communications has been sued by a group of major record labels who claim it failed to address the “gross and serial” copyright infringement of music, The edge reported. This is the second time in recent years that the group has sued Charter for song piracy.

The labels said they sent around 150,000 notices of infringement to Spectrum, Charter’s internet service, including the IP addresses of “tens of thousands” of suspected infringers. They claim the company turned a blind eye to the download, which took place from July 2018 until recently.

Charter insisted on doing nothing despite receiving thousands of notices detailing the illegal activity of its subscribers, despite its clear legal obligation to combat the illegal and widespread downloading of copyrighted works on its Internet services, and despite the fact that he was previously sued by the plaintiffs for similar conduct, says the claim.

The same labels sued Charter in 2019, claiming that subscribers were using torrent services for music piracy between March 2013 and May 2016. of claims and, remarkably, even after the plaintiffs filed the 2019 lawsuit, ”according to the last trial.

The music industry has attacked several Internet service providers in recent years. In June, ISP Frontier was sued by record companies over similar piracy allegations. Internet service provider Cox, meanwhile, lost a billion dollar judgment in December 2019 and vowed to appeal the settlement at the time.

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