Rightscorp uses software that monitors the global Peer‐to‐Peer (P2P) file sharing networks to seek out and find illegally downloaded digital media.
On behalf of digital media copyright owners, and working in conjunction with major Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”), we automatically send out copyright infringement and demand notices to users who have illegally downloaded digital media.The violators 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's technology system monitors the global Peer‐to‐Peer (P2P) file sharing networks and sends emails to ISPs using the notice format as 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.
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.
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