Category: Rightscorp News

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 →

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 →

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 →

Rightscorp Launches Popcorn Time Protection Service

Rightscorp announced today that the company has launched a Popcorn Time Protection service for content owners who want to prevent unauthorized streaming of their content via the application Popcorn Time. Popcorn Time is essentially the Netflix for pirated content. The illegal BitTorent-based software application has become an extremely popular way for people to illegally stream movies and TV shows. The… Read more →

Rightscorp to Monitor Highly Anticipated Film Release of “Lost After Dark”

Rightscorp has announced this week that it will be monitoring the film Lost After Dark for digital piracy and illegal downloads. The company, a leading provider of data and anayltic services to support artists and owners of copyrighted property, will be monitoring content for piracy prior to the actual release for the first time. Lost After Dark, an indie film, was… Read more →

Cecil Bond Kyte Hired As RightsCrop Chief Financial Officer

RightsCorp, Inc. has recently announced that it has hired Cecil Bond Kyte as the new Chief Financial Officer for the company. Kyte was previously the CEO and Chairman of Save the World Air, Inc., a California based publicly traded energy technology company. Cecil Kyte brings a unique combination of public company administration experience and capital raising experience along with a… Read more →

Christopher Sabec Will Co-Chair The 6th Annual Anti-Piracy & Content Protection Summit

The 6th Annual Anti-Piracy & Content Protection Summit in Los Angeles will be taking place from July 20th to the 22nd. Christopher Sabec, the CEO of Rightscorp, will co-chair the event signifying his leadership in anti-piracy and rights protection. Rightscorp is the leading champion of artists and other holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property. Rightscorp is a copyright monetization company that… Read more →