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Music publishers' suit over illegal file sharing hits wrong note
Music publishers' suit over illegal file sharing hits wrong note

The entertainment industry spent years suing Internet users, file-sharing companies and websites over illegal music and movie downloading while the companies that make high-speed downloads possible —broadband providers such as Time Warner Cable and AT&T — watched from the sidelines. That changed last week, when music publishers BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music sued one of the country's larger Internet service providers, cable TV operator Cox Communications, for not cutting off customers accused repeatedly of illegal file sharing. The publishers are right to expect Cox to help fight piracy, but the courts should resist their attempt to turn ISPs into bare-knuckled...

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