Rightscorp Pressures ISPs To Hijack Pirates Browsers

Posted by HardOCP News 9:59 AM (CDT)

Monday June 27, 2016

I have no idea how these people are still in business or why any ISP in its right mind would listen to them. The only thing Rightscorp is good at is losing millions of dollars every year and getting its ass handed to it in court.

Instead of merely forwarding settlement demands, Rightscorp proposes a system where the ISP hijacks subscribers’ browsers. Initially, this would only affect 10% of infringers but the number would gradually increase to 90%. The soft redirect will suspend Internet access until the subscribers acknowledge that they’ve read the notice. After five notices this switches to a hard redirect, which requires subscribers to pay up in order to browse the web again.