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Introduction

Copyright enforcement company Rightscorp and its two clients BMG and Warner Bros. have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit which accused them of violating the TCPA by using an automatic telephone dialer and sending pre-recorded calls to the mobile phones of a number of individuals without their prior consent.

Highlights

  • The calls, made by Rightscorp on behalf of the two companies, were to inform suspected copyright infringers of their actions and to obtain pretrial settlements. In addition to receiving damages, the class action members were absolved of any copyright infringement claims.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details why the case went to court and what Rightscorp was accused of.
  • The research note explains the settlement agreed by all parties involved in the case.

Key questions answered

  • Why was Rightscorp and its clients sued for a breach of the US Telephone Consumer Protection Act?
  • What were the details of the settlement?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Rightscorp notification procedure in the spotlight again
  • Court rules no more automated calls
  • Settlement fund but no admission of guilt

Appendix

  • Author

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