SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), the leading provider of monetization services for artists and holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP), today announced metrics on the piracy of seven features films. Rightscorp is tracking seven major motion pictures that debuted in near HD quality on piracy networks on January 6th and 7th of 2015 while still in their theatrical window.
- American Sniper had been downloaded 220,000 times in the first 24 hours;
- The Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies had been downloaded 235,000 times in the first 24 hours;
- Into The Woods had been downloaded 50,000 times in the first 24 hours;
- Birdman had been downloaded 70,000 times in the first 24 hours;
- Unbroken had been downloaded 60,000 times in the first 24 hours;
- Big Hero 6 had been downloaded 20,000 times in the first 12 hours; and,
- Selma had been downloaded 10,000 times in the first 12 hours.
"This is the first time I can recall seven major motion pictures still in their theatrical window being available in near HD quality making their debut on piracy networks on one day, demonstrating the detrimental effect suffered by major motion pictures due to rampant piracy," stated Robert Steele, President and COO of Rightscorp, Inc.
"This is unfortunate for the creators of these movies and highlights the continuing need for Rightscorp's service. The total downloads of these movies will increase over the next few weeks all while these titles are still in the theatre."
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, books, 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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