U.S. Judge Declines to Dismiss Indictment Against KickAssTorrents Founder On Criminal Copyright Charges
Rightscorp Applauds Recent Ruling in Favor of Protection Against Copyright Infringement
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), a leading provider of data analytics and litigation services, as well as copyright infringement protection services to support artists and owners of copyrighted property, in a series of increased media attention around copyright infringement, is pleased to highlight a recent federal judge's ruling supporting the indictment of Artem Vaulin, the alleged founder of KickassTorrents (KAT).
As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, Mr. Vaulin is currently serving jail sentence in Poland after being charged last year by U.S. authorities with running one of the world's most popular websites facilitating illegal peer-to-peer sharing of movies, television shows, songs and video games.
Rightscorp CEO Cecil Bond Kyte commented, "We are extremely pleased with the judge's ruling clearly stating that it is an illegal offense to distribute copyrights without authorization. KAT is recognized as one of the world's biggest online piracy sites, responsible for allegedly distributing more than $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content. We believe reporting on these and other related news will educate our shareholders, clients, and partners on Rightscorp's value to the entertainment industry."
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.
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