SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), a leading provider of data and analytic services to support artists and owners of copyrighted property, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Flynn Wirkus Young of Quincy, Massachusetts.
Under the contract:
- Rightscorp will provide data on internet subscribers who are infringing copyrights.
- Flynn Wirkus Young will work with Rightscorp and its clients to file suit against internet subscribers who have been sent a significant volume of notices while continuing to illegally distribute
Christopher Sabec, CEO of Rightscorp stated, "Flynn Wirkus Young is one of the nation's most experienced firms in litigating illegal peer-to-peer file sharing cases. Under this agreement, we will be forwarding data on internet subscribers who have been sent Rightscorp notices and who have not accepted rights holders' offers of settlement. Flynn Wirkus Young has already filed several cases based on our data and this partnership will greatly expand the number of cases filed."
John Young, Partner at Flynn Wirkus Young stated, "We believe that the partnership between our firm and Rightscorp is a fair, comprehensive, and scalable solution to the massive problem of illegal peer-to-peer file sharing."
About Rightscorp, Inc.
Rightscorp (RIHT) is a leading provider of data and analytic services to support artists and owners of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP). The Company's patent pending digital loss prevention technology focuses on the infringement of rights to digital content such as music, movies, software, books and games and ensures that owners and creators are rightfully paid for their IP. Rightscorp implements existing laws to resolve 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 in comparison 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.
About Flynn Wirkus Young
Founded in 1998, Flynn|Wirkus|Young has built a reputation for providing exceptional civil litigation services to its clients. The firm has significant experience in complex litigation for highly regulated industries. The firm has experience in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. The firm also helps leading self-insured businesses, insurers and copyright owners resolve countless and diverse legal matters.
Attorney A. Jordan Rushie serves as Of Counsel at Flynn Wirkus Young, and has been at the forefront of bittorrent litigation since 2012. Mr. Rushie was trial counsel at the Bellwether Trial, which was the first bittorrent case tried to a verdict. Rushie has litigated hundreds of bittorrent copyright cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also writes extensively about bittorent litigation at Philly Law Blog, which has been recognized by the American Bar Association as a top 100 legal blog in the country. Mr. Rushie's copyright practice is focused solely on representing copyright holders whose intellectual property rights have been infringed upon. Mr. Rushie blogs on copyright and other legal matters here: http://bit.ly/1K5kB9T
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