UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

[X] QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended: March 31, 2014

 

[  ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from:

 

Commission file number 000-55097

 

RIGHTSCORP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   33-1219445
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)

 

3100 Donald Douglas Loop North

Santa Monica, CA

 

90405

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Issuer’s telephone number: (310) 751-7510

 

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Indicate by checkmark whether the registrant has (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§229.405 of this chapter) during the proceeding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by checkmark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

  Large accelerated filer [  ]   Accelerated filer [  ]
 

Non-accelerated filer

[  ]   Smaller reporting company [X]
  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)        

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes [  ] No [X]

 

As of May 12, 2014, the Company had 69,804,729 shares of its common stock, $0.001 par value per share, outstanding.

 

 

 

 
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

      Page
  PART I - Financial Information    
       
Item 1 Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)   F-1
  Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013   F-1
  Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013   F-2
  Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013   F-3
  Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements   F-4
Item 2 Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   3
Item 3 Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk   4
Item 4 Controls and Procedures   4
       
  Part II - Other Information    
       
Item 1 Legal Proceedings   6
Item 1A Risk Factors   6
Item 2 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds   6
Item 3 Default Upon Senior Securities   6
Item 4 Mine Safety Disclosures   6
Item 5 Other Information   6
Item 6 Exhibits   6
     
  Signatures   7

 

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PART I: FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Rightscorp, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

 

   March 31, 2014  December 31, 2013
Assets          
Assets          
Cash  $264,667   $36,331 
Prepaid expenses   41,947    19,639 
Total Current Assets   306,614    55,970 
Other Assets          
Fixed assets, net   65,425    56,453 
Intangible assets, net   29,575    33,800 
Total Assets  $401,614   $146,223 
           
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit          
Current Liabilities:          
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  $974,545   $928,304 
Convertible notes payable, net of discount of $5,504 and $10,891   204,496    202,609 
Total Current Liabilities   1,179,041    1,130,913 
Total Liabilities   1,179,041    1,130,913 
           
Stockholders’ Deficit:          
Preferred stock, $.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; zero shares issued and outstanding   -    - 
Common stock, $.001 par value; 250,000,000 shares authorized; 69,804,729 and 68,797,102 shares issued and outstanding, respectively   69,805    68,797 
Common stock to be issued   851,000    380,000 
Additional paid in capital   3,193,482    2,807,185 
Accumulated deficit   (4,891,714)   (4,240,672)
Total stockholders’ deficit   (777,427)   (984,690)
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit  $401,614   $146,223 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

 

F-1
 

 

Rightscorp, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended  Three Months Ended
   March 31, 2014  March 31, 2013
Revenue  $188,933   $49,256 
           
Operating expenses:          
Copyright holder fees   94,467    24,628 
General and administrative   692,015    272,282 
Sales and marketing   31,308    14,635 
Depreciation and amortization   11,599    7,409 
Total operating expenses   829,389    318,954 
           
Loss from operations   (640,456)   (269,698)
           
Other income (expenses):          
Interest expense   (10,586)   (52,349)
Total non-operating expenses   (10,586)   (52,349)
           
Loss from operations before income taxes   (651,042)   (322,047)
           
Provision for income taxes   -    - 
           
Net loss  $(651,042)  $(322,047)
           
Net loss per share – basic and diluted  $(0.01)  $(0.01)
           
Weighted average common shares – basic and diluted   69,071,926    28,014,392 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

 

F-2
 

 

Rightscorp, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended  Three Months Ended
   March 31, 2014  March 31, 2013
Cash Flows from Operating Activities          
Net loss  $(651,042)  $(322,047)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   11,599    7,409 
Common stock issued for services   27,375    20,270 
Warrants issued for service & compensation   15,838    8,381 
Amortization of discount on convertible debt   5,387    35,912 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
(Increase)/Decrease in prepaid expense   5,067   27,967 
Decrease in other current asset   -    2,849 
Increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities   46,970    142,989 
Net cash used in operating activities   (538,806)   (76,270)
           
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:          
Purchases of equipment and furniture   (16,346)   - 
Net cash used in investing activities   (16,346)   - 
           
Cash Flows from Financing Activities          
Proceeds from convertible notes   -    79,980 
Common stock issued for cash   312,488    -   
Common stock to be issued for cash   471,000    -   
Net cash provided by financing activities   783,488    79,980 
           
Net increase in cash   228,336    3,710 
           
Cash, beginning of period   36,331    10,049 
           
Cash, end of period  $264,667   $13,759 
           
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:          
Cash paid during the period for interest  $-   $- 
Cash paid during the period for income taxes  $-   $- 
Non-Cash Investing & Financing Disclosure          
Warrants issued as discount on convertible debt  $-   $21, 738  
Stock issued for conventional debt  $3,500   $- 
Stock issued for convertible debt: accrued interest  $729   $-

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

 

F-3
 

 

Rightscorp, Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

Note 1 – Nature of the Business

 

The Company was organized under the laws of the State of Nevada on April 9, 2010, and its fiscal year end is December 31. The Company is the parent company of Rightscorp, Inc., a Delaware corporation formed on January 20, 2011 (“Rightscorp Delaware”). The acquisition of Rightscorp Delaware is treated as a reverse acquisition, and the business of Rightscorp Delaware became the business of the Company.

 

The Company has developed products and intellectual property rights relating to policing copyright infringement on the Internet. The Company is dedicated to the vision that digital creative works should be protected economically so that the next generation of great music, movies, video games and software can be made and their creators can prosper. The Company has a patent-pending, proprietary method for solving copyright infringement by collecting payments from illegal downloaders via notifications sent to their ISP’s.

 

Note 2 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The financial statements as of March 31, 2014 reflect all adjustments which, in the opinion of management, are necessary to fairly state the Company’s financial position and the results of its operations for the periods presented in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. All adjustments are of a normal recurring nature.

 

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

The information included in this Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with information included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 25, 2014.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

There are no recently issued accounting pronouncements that the Company has yet to adopt that are expected to have a material effect on its financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

 

Going Concern

 

The Company’s financial statements are prepared using accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America applicable to a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and liquidation of liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company had a cumulative net loss from inception (January 20, 2011) to March 31, 2014 of $4,891,714. The Company has not yet established an ongoing source of revenues sufficient to cover its operating costs and to allow it to continue as a going concern. The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent on the Company obtaining adequate capital to fund operating losses until it establishes a revenue stream and becomes profitable. If the Company is unable to obtain adequate capital it could be forced to cease development of operations.

 

In order to continue as a going concern, develop a reliable source of revenues, and achieve a profitable level of operations the Company will need, among other things, additional capital resources. Management’s plans to continue as a going concern include raising additional capital through borrowing and sales of common stock. However, management cannot provide any assurances that the Company will be successful in accomplishing any of its plans.

 

The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to successfully accomplish the plans described in the preceding paragraph and eventually secure other sources of financing and attain profitable operations. The accompanying financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.

 

F-4
 

 

Note 3 – Fixed Assets and Intangible Assets

 

As of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, fixed assets and intangible assets consisted of the following:

 

   March 31, 2014   December 31, 2013 
Furniture and equipment  $98,695   $82,349 
Less accumulated depreciation   (33,270)   (25,896)
Fixed assets, net  $65,425   $56,453 

 

   March 31, 2014   December 31, 2013 
Intangible assets   84,500    84,500 
Less accumulated depreciation   (54,925)   (50,700)
Intangible assets, net  $29,575   $33,800 

 

Depreciation and amortization expense for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and March 31, 2013 was $11,599 and $7,409, respectively. Annual amortization expense will be $16,900 per year through 2015.

 

Note 4 – Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

 

As of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, accounts payable and accrued liabilities consisted of the following:

 

   March 31, 2014   December 31, 2013 
Accrued payroll   443,346   $495,428 
Accrued legal fees   273,153    239,015 
Accrued interest   20,987    16,515 
Other   237,059    177,346 
Total  $974,545   $928,304 

 

Note 5 – Convertible Notes Payable

 

Between January 3, 2013 and October 2, 2013, the Company entered into convertible notes with external parties for use as operating capital. The convertible notes payable agreements require the Company to repay the principal, together with 10% annual interest by the agreements’ expiration dates ranging between October 2, 2013 and July 2, 2014. The notes are secured and mature nine months from the issuance date. Until the maturity date, the holders may elect to convert the note in whole or in part into shares of common stock at a conversion price of $0.1276 per share. During the three months ended March 31, 2014, an aggregate of $3,500 of principal and $728 of interest was converted to 33,135 shares of restricted common stock.

 

In connection with the issuance the sale of these notes, the Company issued warrants that were recorded as a debt discount at an initial aggregate value of $131,927. The value of these warrants, along with the value of previously issued warrants, was amortized during the three months ended March 31, 2014, resulting in a final debt discount balance of $5,504 as of March 31, 2014.

 

The Company evaluated these convertible notes for derivatives and determined that they do not qualify for derivative treatment.

 

F-5
 

 

As of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 outstanding convertible notes payable consisted of the following:

 

   March 31, 2014   December 31, 2013 
Convertible Note Issued on 8/6/12          
Original Principal: $100,000.00          
Interest Rate: 10%          
Maturity Date: 5/6/13, extended on a monthly basis per verbal contract          
Conversion price amended to $0.1276 on 10/4/13  $100,000   $100,000 
           
Convertible Note Issued on 10/25/12          
Original Principal: $50,000.00          
Interest Rate: 10%          
Maturity Date: 7/25/13, extended on a monthly basis per verbal contract          
Conversion price amended to $0.1276 on 10/4/13   50,000    50,000 
           
Convertible Note Issued on 11/29/12          
Original Principal: $6,500          
Interest Rate: 10%          
Maturity Date: 8/29/13, extended on a monthly basis per verbal contract          
Conversion price amended to $0.1276 on 10/4/13   0    3,500 
           
Convertible Note Issued on 9/26/13          
Original Principal: $10,000.00          
Interest Rate: 10%          
Maturity Date: 6/26/14          
Conversion price amended to $0.1276 on 10/4/13   10,000    10,000 
           
Convertible Note Issued on 10/2/13          
Original Principal: $50,000.00          
Interest Rate: 10%          
Maturity Date: 7/2/14          
Conversion price amended to $0.1276 on 10/4/13   50,000    50,000 
           
Total Outstanding Convertible Notes Payable   210,000    213,500 
Less Debt Discount   5,504    10,891 
   $204,496   $202,609 

 

As of March 31, 2014, the annual maturities of outstanding convertible notes were $210,000 for the year ending December 31, 2014.

 

Note 6 – Capital Stock

 

The total number of shares of all classes of capital stock, which the Company is authorized to issue, is 260,000,000 shares, consisting of 250,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), and 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $.001 per share (the “Preferred Stock”). The Board of Directors of the Company is authorized to provide for the issuance of shares of Preferred Stock in one or more series and to establish from time to time the number of shares to be included in each series and to fix the designation, powers, preferences and relative, participating, optional or other special rights, if any, if each series and the qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Seaside 88, LP (the “Investor”), pursuant to which we agreed to sell, and the Investor agreed to purchase, up to 7,000,000 shares of common stock, in closings to be held monthly over a one-year period, subject to certain conditions. The initial closing under the Purchase Agreement, pursuant to which we sold to the Investor 835,530 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $0.374 per share for total proceeds of $312,488, occurred on March 7, 2014.

 

Subsequent closings will occur on a monthly basis, subject to certain conditions. We agreed to sell to the Investor, at each subsequent closing, 10% of the total number of shares of our common stock traded during the 20 trading days immediately preceding such closing, at a purchase price per share equal to the lower of (a) the average of the high and low trading prices of the common stock for the 5 consecutive trading days immediately prior to a closing date, multiplied by 0.50 and (b) the average of the high and low trading prices of the common stock for the trading day immediately prior to a closing date, multiplied by 0.55, provided that, no monthly closing will occur if the purchase price for such closing would be lower than $0.25 per share (the “Floor”). The failure to have a subsequent closing due to failure to meet the Floor will not impact any other subsequent closing. The Investor agreed not to engage in any short sales of our common stock while it holds any shares purchased under the Purchase Agreement. The Company has the right to terminate the Purchase Agreement at any time by providing written notice to the Investor.

 

F-6
 

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we entered into a Consulting Agreement with John Carris Investments, LLC. We agreed to issue up to 300,000 shares of common stock in exchange for services per the Consulting Agreement. Upon execution of the agreement, we issued 75,000 shares of common stock for prepaid services at $0.73 per share.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we issued 63,939 shares of common stock to a note holder in a cashless conversion at $0.0862 per share. At time of conversion, the note was valued at $6,250 for outstanding principal and interest owed.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we issued 33,135 shares of common stock to a note holder in a note conversion at $0.1276 per share. At time of conversion, the note was valued at $4,228 for outstanding principal and interest owed.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we received $471,000 in funding from Hartford Equity per their financing agreement with the Company. We have reserved 942,000 shares of our common stock to be issued to Hartford.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we had a balance of $851,000 of common stock to be issued to Hartford Equity. $300,000 was received from Hartford Equity in 2013 in exchange for 600,000 shares of common stock per the financing agreement. $80,000 of debt related to the merger was assumed by Hartford Equity in exchange for 160,000 shares of common stock per the Subscription Agreement dated October 28, 2013. As of May 13, 2014, these shares have not been issued.

 

Note 7 – Stock Warrants

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we issued warrants to purchase 50,000 shares of common stock. The shares were issued to an employee with an exercise price of $0.61 per share.

 

Using the Black-Scholes method, warrants issued during the three months ended March 31, 2014 were valued at $15,838. The following weighted-average assumptions were used in the Black-Scholes calculation:

 

   March 31, 2014 
Expected term (years)   5 
Expected volatility   140%
Risk-free interest rate   1.66%
Dividend yield   0%

 

A summary of the Company’s warrant activity during the three months ended March 31, 2014 is presented below:

 

   Number of Warrants   Weighted
Average Exercise Price
   Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term 
Balance outstanding, December 31, 2013   7,022,703   $0.65    4.80 
Granted   50,000   $0.61    4.80 
Exercised   (96,014)  $0.08    3.60 
Forfeited   -   $-    - 
Expired   -   $-    - 
Balance outstanding, March 31, 3014   6,976,689   $0.25    2.92 
Exercisable, March 31, 2014   6,976,689   $0.25    2.92 

 

Note 8 – Commitments & Contingencies

 

Since May 31, 2012 the Company leases its office space on a month-to-month basis at a fixed rate of $2,600 per month.

  

Note 9 – Subsequent Events

 

Subsequent events have been evaluated through the date the consolidated financial statements were issued. There have been no subsequent events that require recognition or disclosure through the date the consolidated financial statements were issued.

 

F-7
 

 

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATION

 

The following discussion and analysis of the results of operations and financial condition of Rightscorp, Inc. for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, should be read in conjunction with the financial statements of Rightscorp, Inc., and the notes to those financial statements that are included elsewhere in this Form 10-Q. This discussion includes forward-looking statements based upon current expectations that involve risks and uncertainties, such as our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those set forth under the Risk Factors and Business sections in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 25, 2014. Words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “expect,” “believe,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” and similar expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements.

 

Overview

 

The Company was organized under the laws of the State of Nevada on April 9, 2010, and its fiscal year end is December 31. The Company is the parent company of Rightscorp, Inc., a Delaware corporation formed on January 20, 2011 (“Rightscorp Delaware”). The acquisition of Rightscorp Delaware is treated as a reverse acquisition, and the business of Rightscorp Delaware became the business of the Company.

 

The Company has developed products and intellectual property rights relating to policing copyright infringement on the Internet. The Company is dedicated to the vision that digital creative works should be protected economically so that the next generation of great music, movies, video games and software can be made and their creators can prosper. The Company has a patent-pending, proprietary method for solving copyright infringement by collecting payments from illegal downloaders via notifications sent to their ISP’s.

 

Results of Operations

 

Three months ended March 31, 2014 Compared To Three months ended March 31, 2013

 

We generated revenues of $188,933 during the three months ended March 31, 2014, an increase of $139,677 or 284% as compared to $49,256 for the three months ended March 31, 2013. This increase in revenue was driven by an increase in the number of copyrights for which we have contracts to detect infringements of, from approximately 18,000 on March 31, 2013 to approximately 60,000 on March 31, 2014.

 

We incurred operating expenses of $829,389 during the three months ended March 31, 2014, an increase of $510,435, as compared to $318,954 for the three months ended March 31, 2013. We pay copyright holders a percentage of the revenue we collect. This increase was due to increased payroll expenses and fees paid to copyright holders in the period. General and administrative expenses were $692,015 for the period ended March 31, 2014, compared to $272,282 for the three months ended March 31, 2013, an increase of $419,733 due to increased wages expenses, professional and investment banking fees, and travel and other expenses related to securing financing. Sales and marketing costs were $31,308 for the period ended March 31, 2014 compared to $14,635 for the three months ended March 31, 2013, an increase of $16,673 due to increased presence at industry conferences to meet potential clients. Depreciation and amortization expenses were $11,599 during the three months ended March 31, 2014, an increase of $4,190, as compared to $7,409 for the three months ended March 31, 2013.

 

Other expense totaled $10,586 during the three months ended March 31, 2014, a decrease of $41,763 from the three months ended March 31, 2013, due to decreased interest owed on convertible notes used to finance our operations.

 

As a result of the foregoing, during the three months ended March 31, 2014, we recorded a net loss of $651,042 compared to $322,047 for the three months ended March 31, 2013.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of March 31, 2014 we had cash and equivalents of $264,667, which we estimate will be sufficient to sustain our operations for two months. We expect that it will take approximately $1,500,000 to operate the Company over the next 12 months. We anticipate that $750,000 in needed capital will come from the remaining $750,000 available from the $2.0 million financing transaction entered into with Hartford Equity, Inc. We anticipate the additional $750,000 will come from the Seaside 88 financing which we entered into in March 2014. Our revenues continue to increase, which generate cashflow reducing the need for financing. It is possible that the Company could become cashflow positive from operations in 2014 no longer requiring financing to offset negative cashflows.

 

3
 

 

Our current cash requirements are significant based upon our plan to develop our intellectual property and grow our business. Beyond the financing transactions entered into with Hartford Equity Inc. and Seaside 88, we may in the future use debt and equity financing to fund operations, as we look to expand and fund development of our products and services and changes in our operating plans, increased expenses, acquisitions, or other events, may cause us to seek additional financing sooner than anticipated. There are no assurances that we will be able to raise such required working capital on favorable terms, or that such working capital will be available on any terms when needed. The terms of such additional financing may result in substantial dilution to existing shareholders. Any failure to secure additional financing may force the Company to modify its business plan. In addition, we cannot be assured of profitability in the future.

 

We had cash and equivalents of $264,667 and $36,331 at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.

 

Operating Activities

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we used $538,806 of cash in operating activities. Non-cash adjustments included $11,599 related to the depreciation and amortization, $27,375 for common stock issued for services, $15,838 for warrants issued to employee, $5,387 related to amortization of discount on convertible debt, and net changes in operating assets and liabilities of $52,037.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2013, we used $76,270 of cash in operating activities. Non-cash adjustments included $7,409 related to the depreciation and amortization, $20,270 for common stock issued for services, $8,381 warrants issued for services, $35,912 related to amortization of discount on convertible debt, and net changes in operating assets and liabilities of $173,805.

 

Investing Activities

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we acquired equipment in the aggregate amount of $16,346 related to office operations.

 

Financing Activities

 

Financing activities provided $783,488 to us during the three months ended March 31, 2014. We received $312,488 in proceeds from common stock issued for cash, and $471,000 in proceeds from common stock to be issued for cash. During the three months ended March 31, 2013, financing activities provided $79,980 in proceeds from convertible notes. As of March 31, 2014, we had an accumulated deficit of $4,891,714.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The discussion and analysis of its financial condition and results of operations is based upon the Company’s unaudited condensed financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The preparation of these financial statements requires it to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses. On an on-going basis, the Company evaluates its critical accounting policies and estimates. The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. The Company’s critical accounting policies and estimates are discussed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As a smaller reporting company, the Company is not required to provide this disclosure.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow for timely decisions regarding required disclosure. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, and management is required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Our disclosure controls and procedures were designed to provide reasonable assurance that the controls and procedures would meet their objectives.

 

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As required by SEC Rule 13a-15(b), our management carried out an evaluation, with the participation of our Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on the foregoing, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective at the reasonable assurance level.

 

A material weakness is a control deficiency (within the meaning of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Auditing Standard No. 2) or combination of control deficiencies that result in more than a remote likelihood that a material misstatement of the annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected. Management has identified the following two material weaknesses in our disclosure controls and procedures:

 

1. We do not have written documentation of our internal control policies and procedures. Written documentation of key internal controls over financial reporting is a requirement of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have written documentation of our internal controls and procedures on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.

 

2. We do not have sufficient segregation of duties within accounting functions, which is a basic internal control. Due to our size and nature, segregation of all conflicting duties may not always be possible and may not be economically feasible. However, to the extent possible, the initiation of transactions, the custody of assets and the recording of transactions should be performed by separate individuals. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have segregation of duties on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.

 

To address these material weaknesses, management performed additional analyses and other procedures to ensure that the financial statements included herein fairly present, in all material respects, our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented.

 

Changes in internal controls

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended March 31, 2014 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II: OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1 - LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

None.

 

ITEM 1A - RISK FACTORS

 

Not applicable

 

ITEM 2 - UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

Unless otherwise noted, the issuances noted below are all considered exempt from registration by reason of Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for transactions not involving a public offering.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Company issued 75,000 shares of its common stock for prepaid services.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we issued 63,939 shares of common stock upon the conversion of a convertible note at a conversion price of $0.0862 per share.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we issued 33,135 shares of common stock upon conversion of a convertible note at a conversion price of $0.1276 per share.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we received $471,000 in funding from Hartford Equity per their financing agreement with the Company. We have reserved 942,000 shares of our common stock to be issued to Hartford.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we issued warrants to purchase 50,000 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $0.61 to an employee for services.

 

ITEM 3 - DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None.

 

ITEM 4 - MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

None.

 

ITEM 5 - OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

ITEM 6 - EXHIBITS

 

No.   Description
31.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
31.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
32.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 Certifications under Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
32.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 Certifications under Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
101.INS*   XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema
101.CAL*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
101.DEF*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase
101.LAB*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase
101.PRE*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase

 

* Filed herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  RIGHTSCORP, INC.
     
Dated: May 13, 2014 By: /s/ Christopher Sabec
  Name: Christopher Sabec
  Title: Chief Executive Officer
     
Dated: May 13, 2014 By: /s/ Robert Steele
  Name: Robert Steele
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

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