Rightscorp Set to Track Down Film/Video Infringers Through ISPs admin Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Feature, Film & Television, Lights, Camera, Action, The Receipt, The Script Rightscorp, the leader in monetization services for artists and holders of copyrighted intellectual property, has expanded their operations to include film and video. The new expansion will track down copyright infringers who share works through a peer-to-peer (P2P) process. Rightscorp services will conduct research of over 800 film and video titles. According to an official press release, the end result will offer settlements to infringers and collect on those settlements and pay the rights holders their portion. “We are honored to expand our representation of rights holders in the film and video market as we see this as a growing challenge for the industry,” said Christopher Sabec, CEO of Rightscorp. “The acknowledgement by an iconic brand is meaningful to our Company and investors as it signals recognition for what Rightscorp is doing in terms of monetizing digital assets and protecting artists and rights holders against copyright infringements.” He added, “The film and video market is experiencing growing challenges from file sharing. This is evidenced by the fact that minutes after airing infringers can upload recent episodes of popular shows from HBO like Game of Thrones or the Netflix Original Series House of Cards. This challenge is further represented by the recent case involving Dallas Buyers Club where the movie was available on P2P networks before the video was released for sale.” Sabec ended, “We believe Rightscorp offers all holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property the only viable, revenue positive solution to this challenge facing them and the industry.” A recent article by Variety sourced a 100-page report conducted by NetNames citing that “infringing bandwidth use rose by 159.3% between 2010 and 2012, or 23.8% of the total of all Internet use in the three regions (North America, Europe and Asia)”. It also showed that “327 million unique Internet users ‘explicitly sought’ infringing content during January 2013, a jump of almost 10% from November 2011, and representing 25.9% of the total Internet user population in the three regions”. Rightscorp currently represents more than 1,000,000 copyrights with more than 40,000 copyrights in its system and has partnered with major motion picture studios, numerous Platinum recording artists and songwriters, Academy Award winning films, top TV shows and many others. Rightscorp has already received settlements from subscribers of more than 50 ISPs and closed over 60,000 cases of copyright infringement to date.