“You could be liable for $150k in penalties—settle instead for $20 per song”

16 12 2014
Call them “RIAA-lite.”

Six years after the US recording industry stopped seeking money from file-sharers, a new company is now preparing technology that could flood the Internet with “hundreds of millions of notices” to alleged copyright infringers.

Rightscorp, the company behind the campaign, already sends out thousands of notices to users, while making big promises to investors—and not-so-subtle threats to Internet Service Providers. The company’s whole strategy is based on telling ISPs that they’re likely to face a high-stakes copyright lawsuit if they don’t forward the notices that Rightscorp creates.

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