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Record Labels Say RCN Enabled ‘Massive’ Copyright Infringement

Aug. 28, 2019, 1:41 PMUpdated: Aug. 28, 2019, 8:39 PM

A coalition of major record labels including Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, Sony Music, and others sued internet service provider RCN in a federal court in New Jersey for “knowingly enabling its customers’ massive online copyright infringement of sound recordings.”

RCN received more than five million notices that its users were downloading music illegally and did nothing to stop it, the Aug. 27 complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey says.

The suit mirrors other music industry lawsuits against internet service providers that argue the ISPs must shoulder legal responsibility for combating users...

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