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.
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.
Every machine on the Internet has a unique identifying number, called an IP Address.
Click on this link to see your computer's IP Address.
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.