By: Carl Crowell
November 11, 2015
Santa Monica, Calif. – Maverickeye, a copyright enforcement company with a specialized focus on developing and supporting litigation with over 100 judgments against infringers, and Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), a leading provider of data and analytic services to support owners of copyrighted property, today announced a major agreement to cooperate in the fight against copyright infringement. The agreement emerged from meetings at the American Film Market, which took place November 4 – 11, 2015 in Santa Monica, CA.
Maverickeye has been partnering with several copyright enforcement companies on its initiative to educate and campaign against copyright infringement worldwide. The partnership with Rightscorp will combine the resources of Maverickeye and Rightscorp, to monitor peer-to-peer file sharing networks and search for illegally downloaded digital media files. Rightscorp has an effective solution against copyright infringement and works with different ISPs around the world in a program of providing pre-litigation notices. Maverickeye has developed a program of providing data that is well regarded by the courts and utilized by counsel in legal enforcement actions.
Maverickeye co-founder Patrick Achache stated, “Rightscorp works closely with its clients to develop programs to address piracy, working to educate and provide notices to infringers and resolve their clients’ claims. However, for persistent infringers that ignore Rightscorp’s notices, we will be working with Rightscorp to support litigation against those that willfully continue to distribute their clients’ content online. Online piracy leads to over $100 billion per year in losses. By coordinating efforts, Rightscorp and Maverickeye will be better positioned to assist our clients and other content owners to combat piracy.”
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 the rights of owners and creators are protected. Rightscorp works closely with its clients to develop programs of education and notice, and as necessary to pursue copyright infringers for their illegal file sharing activities via notifications sent through Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The Company’s technology identifies copyright infringers, who are provided information about copyrights and the importance of Intellectual Property and offered a reasonable opportunity to terminate their activities and pay a nominal settlement option that is generally a fraction of the statutory minimum in an effort to avoid the need for expensive litigation. With minimum statutory penalties of $750 and up to $150,000 per infringement, Rightscorp’s technology and process of notice allows all parties to efficiently and economically address copyright infringement without the costs and burdens of litigation. Based on the fact that 22% of all Internet traffic is used to distribute copyrighted content without permission or compensation to the creators, Rightscorp’s technology and process provides one of the best and most cost-efficient means of addressing this issue for both the artists and those who have infringed their works.
About the Partnership
Rightscorps’s CEO, Christopher Sabec, commented, “We are excited to be partnering with Maverickeye given the alignment on our collaborative stance against P2P piracy. Our alliance with Maverickeye signals Rightscorps’s intention both to improve the public’s awareness of copyright infringement as well as to aggressively reduce the level of digital piracy. There are millions of infringers out there and we will work together to address this issue.”
In the coming months, the public can look forward to additional partnerships and a more coordinated effort from Rightscorp, Maverickeye, and other reliable partners to better serve the needs of rights holders.
About the American Film Market
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution reaches its peak every year at the American Film Market (AFM). The global film industry converges in Santa Monica for eight days of deal‐making on films in every stage of development and production, as well as screenings, conferences, networking and parties.
With 8,000 industry leaders from more than 80 countries, 700 screenings and the industry’s largest Conference Series, AFM is the pivotal destination for filmmakers, producers, writers, distributors, financiers, industry executives, talents, the international media, and all those who provide services to the worldwide motion picture industry.
The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance® the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television industry.
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