About Rightscorp

What We Do

Rightscorp deploys software to monitor the global Peer‐to‐Peer (P2P) file sharing networks to prevent illegal downloading of digital media.

On behalf of digital media copyright owners, Rightscorp automatically sends out copyright infringement notices and offers of settlement to users who have illegally uploaded or downloaded copyrighted digital media. The infringers remit payment to Rightscorp to settle the copyright infringement and Rightscorp makes payment to the copyright owners.

Some infringers who do not pay are disconnected by their ISPs. Rightscorp's technology monitors the global Peer‐to‐Peer (P2P) file sharing networks and sends email notices 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, ISPs are required to have a policy that provides, in appropriate circumstances, for the termination of internet service to subscribers who repeatedly infringe copyrights. Your ISP's terms of use (or similar user agreement) likely specifically states 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 choose to settle the infringement, 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.