The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has held, in BMG Rights Management (US) LLC v. Cox Communications, Inc., that Internet service provider Cox is not protected from contributory and vicarious copyright liability by the safe harbor in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act because it had failed to reasonably implement a policy to shut down repeat copyright violators who used its service.  The court therefore denied Cox’s motion for summary judgment and partially granted plaintiff’s motion.  The dispute arises out of Cox’s customer termination policy regarding customers who violate plaintiffs’ copyrights by illegally uploading and downloading music through the peer-to-peer file sharing client BitTorrent.