SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 17, 2017
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
3100 Donald Douglas Loop North
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Gregory Sichenzia, Esq.
Jeff Cahlon, Esq.
Sichenzia Ross Ference Kesner LLP
New York, New York 10006
Phone: (212) 930-9700
Fax: (212) 930-9725
(Former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On April 17, 2017, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the case Windstream Services, LLC v. BMG Rights Management (US) LLC & Rightscorp, Inc. on a motion by Defendants. In its order granting the motion to dismiss, the Court rejected Windstream Services, LLC’s attempt to obtain a declaratory judgment and ruled that even “conduit” internet service providers (ISPs) are subject to the provisions of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Section 512(i) such that, to qualify for the DMCA safe harbor protection against claims of copyright infringement, such ISPs must implement conforming “repeat infringer” policies. Rightscorp, Inc. (the “Company”) believes this ruling validates the Company’s position that ISPs have responsibilities to reign in piracy on their networks.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: April 20, 2017||By:||/s/ Cecil Kyte|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|