Paidcontent is reporting that an LA- based law firm called Digital Rights Corp has been sending emails to suspected filesharers in the US, warning them that each infringement may be liable to a USD $150,000 fine, but that they can instead opt to pay USD $10 per infringement to `receive a legal release from the copyright owner.’ The recipient of the mail can click on a link to make the payment and receive the `release’. Rightscorp then takes a cut of the settlement. Because the company is monitoring torrent sites and collecting IP addresses it is able to send out hundreds of thousands of such requests. It is unclear whether their activity is legal though: speculative financial demands without sufficient evidence recently landed UK legal firm ACS Law in hot water. Source:
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