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ISP Copyright Liability: Why your repeat infringer policy is even more important

This webinar is open to USTelecom members.  To reserve your spot or check on the status of your membership, please send Mark Rebholz an email at [email protected]. There is no fee.

Date: Friday, February 23

Time: 1 PM (ET)

The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals recently issued its decision in a closely watched case addressing broadband service providers’ obligations in response to claims of copyright infringement by customers.  The case, BMG v. Cox, involved the question of under what circumstances a broadband ISP acting as a conduit for Internet traffic may be held liable for customers’ copyright infringement.  In the underlying lawsuit, owners of more than 1,400 musical composition copyrights sought to hold Cox Communications liable for alleged copyright infringement taking place over its high-speed internet service.  Key portions of the Fourth Circuit’s decision addressed issues relating to the repeat infringer policies that ISPs must maintain – and enforce – in order to satisfy the safe harbor provisions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Given the significance of this appellate court decision, USTelecom will be hosting a free webinar featuring David Weslow, of Wiley Rein, LLP.  A recognized legal expert in the field of copyright law, David will provide webinar participants with timely insights on the Court’s decision, including an overview of the underlying litigation, how the court’s decision impacts DMCA interpretations, and steps broadband ISPs could take to ensure their policies are consistent with the Fourth Circuit’s opinion.  In particular, the webinar will discuss the importance of ensuring that ISP repeat infringer policies are properly crafted, and ensuring that they include criteria to apply when determining when subscriber termination is appropriate.

This is a USTelecom members-only webianr.  To reserve your spot or check on your membership, please send Mark Rebholz an email at [email protected]. There is no fee.

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