BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music are suing Cox Communications which provides Internet services to 4 million households. In the lawsuit, which could have wide ranging implications, the publishers claim that Cox does not do enough to identify and punish offenders. If the charges are proven, Cox could be responsible for thousands of unauthorized downloads by its customers. Further, other ISPs would likely take more aggressive action to avoid similar fines. According to lawyers for BMG, "Today, BitTorrent systems are like the old P2P systems on steroids. Despite its published policy to the contrary, Cox's actual policy is to...

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