OTCQB: RIHT June 25, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Once an Internet service has been shut off, how is it restored?

Once the violator pays a settlement fee online or over the phone, Rightscorp notifies the ISP that  the matter has been settled with the copyright owner.

A user has never downloaded any music or movies from the Internet, why might they still get this notice?

Rightscorp automatically communicates with computers using the IP Address listed in the notice. In order to maintain their "Safe Harbor" from copyright infringement liability, the ISP is required to demonstrate that they have a policy for terminating repeat infringers. As a part of that process, the ISP forwards Rightscorp notices to the subscriber that is shown in violation.

The subscriber may have a family member who installed peer-to-peer software on a computer that uses the internet service without the subscribers knowledge. In rare cases, users may have had a neighbor use their wireless internet connection if there is no password on the subscribers wireless router. Most internet service provider contracts state that the contract holder is responsible for actions taken on their internet service.

What is an IP Address?

Every machine on the Internet­ has a unique identifying number, called an IP Address.

See http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/question549.htm

What is my IP Address?

Click on this link to see your computer's IP Address.


What is the IP Address shown does not match the IP Address on the notice?

Occasionally, the ISP may change the IP Address that your computer uses. The ISP can verify that, at the time the target computer was used for copyright infringement, it was using the IP Address stated in the notice.