A federal judge has ordered Cox Communications to pay a whopping $8 million in legal fees to BMG Rights Management after the ISP lost its case over internet piracy.
BMG and Round Hill Music sued Cox over its users' infringement, arguing that it didn't enough to stop their piracy. After a year of litigation, the case went to trial in December 2015. Before trial, the court had already ruled that Cox had unlawfully disregarded key provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. A jury found against Cox, and awarded the plaintiffs $25 million.