Rightscorp signs deal to protect Chinese content in US


US-based copyright protection agency Rightscorp has signed an agreement with a Chinese businessman on behalf of a “major Chinese media company” to monitor content for online infringement in the US.

The agreement, with Vincent Yen, will monitor peer-to-peer (P2P) activity for infringement of Chinese content, according to a release from Rightscorp.

“Discussions are underway to bring Rightscorp’s technology to China for both Chinese and US content,” the statement added.

Rightscorp’s software crawls torrent websites, revealing the IP addresses of alleged infringers, and the company collects legal damages and out of court settlements on behalf of its clients.

Since 2005, the National Copyright Administration in Beijing has run a campaign against online piracy, targeting unauthorised streaming, downloading and sales of literary, film, television and music works. 

“Participating in the Chinese market has always been compelling. We have held promising meetings in Beijing with the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, and Chinese media companies,” said Rightscorp president Christopher Sabec.

“We are a proven solution for tracking, enforcement and monetisation of P2P infringements, and believe this is yet another testament to the effectiveness of our value and service."

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