RCN Fails to Show Injury Against Music Record Labels for Emails

July 1, 2021, 4:40 PM

Internet service provider RCN Telecom Services LLC lost its bid against a group of major record labels and a copyright enforcement agency after it failed to show an economic injury for being flooded with emails about potential copyright infringement by RCN subscribers.

U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp for the District of New Jersey dismissed RCN’s counterclaims that the labels and Rightscorp violated California’s Unfair Competition Law.

The record labels engaged copyright enforcement company Rightscorp to track the copyright infringement, allegedly resulting in Rightscorp sending over 5 million emails to RCN.

The court found that though RCN said there are ...

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