Rightscorp Renews Representation Agreement for Peer-to-Peer Data Monitoring with Shapiro Bernstein

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Company Continues to Monitor Unauthorized Consumption of Copyrighted Material for Top Artists and Songs

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2015 -- Rightscorp (RIHT) , a leading provider of data and analytic services to support artists and owners of copyrighted property, announced today that it has signed a renewal agreement with Shapiro Bernstein to represent and monitor its copyrighted songs and other assets for online copyright infringement. Shapiro Bernstein is a legendary company in the music industry, with more than a 100-year history of working with and representing extraordinary songs and songwriters.

A music industry pioneer, Shapiro Bernstein boasts a rich, diverse and timeless song catalog filled with American classics both historical and contemporary, crossing all genres from jazz to punk. The company has been a champion of copyright holders and the rights of songwriters for over a century. Shapiro Bernstein's vast catalog contains iconic songs recorded by a variety of artists, including The Beatles, Corinne Bailey Rae, Frank Sinatra, The Sex Pistols, Michael Buble, The Moody Blues, Johnny Cash, Ella Fitzgerald and David Guetta.

"We have a great relationship with Shapiro Bernstein, have worked with them for the last few years and are thrilled to sign them up again," said Christopher Sabec, CEO of Rightscorp. "Shapiro Bernstein has been an advocate of artists and songwriters' rights for many years and we continue that tradition, using our patent-pending technology and dedicated team to monitor and protect Shapiro Bernstein's catalog of works."

Rightscorp has partnered with major motion picture studios, numerous platinum recording artists, authors and many other rights holders, representing Academy Award-winning films and top TV shows. Rightscorp has already received settlements from subscribers to more than 331 ISPs and has closed over 234,685 cases of copyright infringement to date.

About Shapiro Bernstein 

For over 100 years, Shapiro Bernstein has thrived in a volatile environment and remains an independent music company with an entrepreneurial spirit, ready to adapt to whatever musical and technological changes the future brings. Shapiro Bernstein is the home for classic songs and legendary songwriters of every era. Under the leadership of Michael Brettler, Shapiro is committed to representing the best of contemporary music, from Shannon's "Let The Music Play" to David Guetta's collaboration with Nicki Minaj, "Hey Mama," and to protecting the legacies of renowned writers including Yip Harburg, Ned Washington, Leslie Bricusse, Dorothy Fields and John Lodge of the Moody Blues. Exploring new and creative avenues for exposing music to the public and defending the rights of songwriters and copyright holders around the world, Shapiro Bernstein is both an integral part of music's history, and a force in the promotion and protection of music's future.


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.

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