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SOURCE Rightscorp, Inc.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 06, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), the leading provider of monetization services for artists and holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP), announced today that it has been profiled in Ars Technica, a technology, news and information website with 6.9 million average unique monthly visitors and 39.4 million average monthly page views, with its featured article titled, "You could be liable for $150k in penalties-settle instead for $20 per song."
The article by Joe Mullin gives background details on Rightscorp, how the Company works, and how it addresses the copyright infringement problem with its unique solution. Rightscorp is able to identify repeat infringers even if their IP addresses are changed due to its proprietary method of identifying users. The article goes into more detail about copyright holders vs. ISPs and the current market.
Additionally, the article sheds light on an alternative method to Rightscorp's solution, a "six strikes" system, which Rightscorp feels is insufficient to reign in the problem. Rightscorp's patent pending solution identifies repeat offenders and forwards notification and a settlement offer to the offender's ISP. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), ISPs are legally obligated to take some form of action to curtail repeat infringers on their systems. If an ISP does nothing after being notified, it could be liable for up to $150,000 per infringement as it loses "safe harbor" under the DMCA and subjects itself to third party liability.
Mullin mentions that the Company is small "but it's growing fast" and its increase of revenue from $100,000 in 2012 to $324,016 in 2013 has Rightscorp "on pace to blow that record away again." Mullin states, "In any case, many Internet users who don't know the name of Rightscorp may be learning it soon."
Christopher Sabec, CEO of Rightscorp, commented, "We are very pleased with the coverage that we received from Ars Technica and the way they explained our business model. Rightscorp has a streamlined solution in place that is extremely effective and cannot be duplicated because of our unique technology. Rightscorp is on the cusp of making significant strides in the copyright infringement marketplace as we move to the forefront as the ideal solution for copyright holders."
The full article can be accessed by using this link: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/meet-rightscorp-the-internets-new-for-profit-copyright-cop/
About Ars Technica
Ars Technica is a technology news and information website that publishes news, reviews and guides on topics relating to computer hardware and software, science, technology policy, and video games. Ars Technica is an asset owned by Conde Nast Digital, the online division of Conde Nast Publications and included in their Wired Digital group, which also includes Wired News and, formerly, Reddit.
About Rightscorp, Inc.
Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT) is a leading provider of monetization services for artists and holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP). The Company's patent pending digital loss prevention technology focuses on the infringement of digital content such as music, movies, software, and games and ensures that owners and creators are rightfully paid for their IP. Rightscorp implements existing laws to solve copyright infringements by collecting payments from illegal file sharing activities via notifications sent through Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The Company's technology identifies copyright infringers, who are offered a reasonable settlement option when compared to the legal liability defined in the Digital Millennium Copyrights Act (DMCA). Based on the fact that 22% of all Internet traffic is used to distribute copyrighted content without permission or compensation to the creators, Rightscorp is pursuing an estimated $2.3 billion opportunity and has monetized major media titles through relationships with industry leaders. http://www.rightscorp.com/
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