OTCQB: RIHT April 25, 2017

About Us

Rightscorp is dedicated to the vision that digital creative works should be protected economically so that the next generation of great music, movies, video games and software can be made and their creators can prosper.

"Who can afford to do professional work for nothing?"
Bill Gates, "An Open Letter to Hobbyists," 1976

Corporate Mission

Rightscorp. is dedicated to the vision that digital creative works should be protected economically so that the next generation of great music, movies, video games and software can be made and their creators can prosper.

 

What We Do

Rightscorp uses software that monitors the global Peer‐to‐ Peer (P2P) file sharing networks to seek out and find illegally downloaded digital media.

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On behalf of digital media copyright owners, and through major Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”), we automatically send out copyright infringement and demand notices to those who have illegally downloaded digital media. Infringers remit payment to Rightscorp for the copyright infringement and Rightscorp makes payment to the copyright owners.

Many infringers who do not pay are disconnected by their ISPs. Rightscorp technology system monitors the global Peer‐to‐Peer (P2P) file sharing networks and sends emails to ISPs using the notice format specified in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act with the date, time, song title and other specific technology identifiers to confirm the infringement by the ISP’s customer.

Under Federal Copyright Law, once the ISP has actual knowledge of copyright infringements that take place using its network it has specific duties in relation to the enforcement of the rights of the owners of the material in question.

Every ISP is required by law to enforce a policy that provides, in appropriate circumstances, for termination of internet service to subscribers who become repeat infringers.  Your ISP’s terms of use (or similar user agreement) probably specifically state that it can terminate your service if you violate the copyrights of others.

One way that an ISP can satisfy its own legal obligations is to facilitate its subscribers’ compliance with copyright law – including by terminating subscribers who repeatedly violate copyright laws. 

When the ISP notifies its subscriber of an infringement (by passing along Rightscorp’s notice), the customer is advised that based on current laws, the user who receives a notice is liable for up to $150,000 in damages. But if they click on the link supplied, the customer is able to remit payment to Rightscorp who passes on a percentage to the copyright owner and the particular instance of copyright infringement can be settled between them and the copyright owner quickly and affordably.