Cox Communications must identify the account holders behind the "Top 250" IP addresses from a total of more than 150,000 IP addresses. BMG and Round Hill Music sued Cox last year claiming that the ISP had forfeited protection under the DMCA's safe harbor provisions by failing to disconnect repeat infringers.
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Out of 150,000 alleged piracy-linked IP addresses, BMG and Round Hill initially requested the identification of account holders linked to 500. Cox refused, citing the Cable Privacy Act preventing it from disclosing information of its subscribers.
Last week, a U.S. court ordered that Cox provide information on the "Top 250" accounts, including name, address, account number and the bandwidth speed associated with each account.
More information on the case, and a list of IP addresses, is available at TorrentFreak
Written by: James Delahunty @ 24 May 2015 17:14