8 Things You Need To Know About Copyright Law

In the internet age, issues surrounding copyright law have become an increasingly pressing issue. Technology makes it easy to copy, alter, share information and intellectual property. This includes anything from text and audio to images and video. A major problem that we are facing today is that people do not fully understand the copyright laws, potentially resulting in an illegal… Read more →

Hong Kong Debates Copyright Laws

A United States consulate has urged Hong Kong to update its copyright law to help protect artists and promote creativity and innovation. Pan-democrats have proposed three amendments to the Copyright Bill 2014 – fair use, user-generated content and contract override. Consulate spokeswoman Darragh Paradiso said the laws should better reflect the digital media environment of today. “The United States has… Read more →

Rightscorp wins landmark ruling, Cox hit with $25M verdict in copyright case

A Virginia federal jury watching a high-profile copyright case reached a verdict (PDF) today, ordering Cox Communications to pay $25 million to BMG Rights Management for turning a blind eye to music piracy. The company’s behavior amounted to a willfully infringed copyright in the eyes of the jury. The verdict comes at the close of a two-week trial, which took place after US District Judge Liam… Read more →

Judge sides with Rightscorp, says DMCA doesn’t protect Cox

Nearly a year after two music publishers and online copyright cop Rightscorp initiated a high-stakes lawsuit against Cox Communications, a judge has made a ruling that’s potentially devastating to Cox’s case. US District Judge Liam O’Grady has ruled that Cox isn’t protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s “safe harbor” provisions. That’s the part of the DMCA that protects “online service providers” from copyright lawsuits if… Read more →

Who To Blame For Copyright Infringement?

Torrents and peer-to-peer file sharing has been one of the most discussed problems facing the entertainment industry over the last several years, and for good reason. The illegal distribution of intellectual property is severely hurting the music, film, and television industries. While some users are happy to pay for a new music album or rent the latest movie online, there… Read more →

Steven Tyler Calls For Copyright Law Reform

Steven Tyler recently wrote an open letter explaining his views on U.S. copyright laws, first published in the Huffington Post. The open letter follows a cease-and-desist letter sent to Donald Trump, asking the presidential candidate to stop using Aerosmith’s song “Dream On” during campaign events. The musician is looking to spread the message that copyright laws need to change. “My… Read more →

Congressional Review Could Significantly Impact Copyright Laws

For the past two years, the House Judiciary Committee has been conducting a review of our nation’s copyright laws. These laws have not been updated since 1976, so it is expected that this review could dramatically impact copyright law as we have known it for the past few decades. Throughout this two year review, the committee has conducted 20 hearings,… Read more →

Christopher Sabec

Rightscorp Enters into Agreement with Law Firm for Copyright Enforcement

Rightscorp announced today that it has signed an agreement with Carl D. Crowell of Crowell Law in Salem, Oregon. Under the arrangement Rightscorp and Crowell Law will be working cooperatively with Rightscorp clients to help raise awareness and educate people about the problems and effects of piracy, provide notice to infringers, and as necessary, pursue litigation against persistent and egregious infringers.… Read more →

What You Need To Know About The PRS And SoundCloud Lawsuit

If you haven’t heard, earlier this year SoundCloud was sued by PRS for Music, a British agency that represents songwriters, in connection with copyright infringement. Soundcloud is a popular music-streaming service that has numerous problems with the music industry over the years. PRS for Music claims that SoundCloud was infringing on PRS members’ copyrights by not obtaining licenses or paying… Read more →

Christopher Sabec

Rightscorp Announces Technology To Combat New Peer-to-Peer Streaming App for Music

Rightscorp recently announced that it has the technology to combat the Aurous’ music streaming app and website, which is set to launch on October 10th. This music streaming service built on similar technology to Popcorn Time, a software application that has grown in popularity for illegally streaming movies and TV shows. Aurous has an easy-to-use interface, much like Spotify, but the… Read more →