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Finding the Rights Stuff with Rightscorp (RIHT)
Every year major film and music companies, along with the artists they represent, lose millions of dollars to internet piracy. Between now and 2016 alone, an estimated $2.3 billion in illegal downloads will take place on the internet, usually with little or no consequence to the downloader—and sometimes to the great financial benefit of the unauthorized download sites that sell heavily-trafficked and highly profitable ads on their sites.
As I wrote in part one of this series, a small company in California called RightsCorp, Inc. , trading over-the-counter under the symbol RIHT, is already executing a paradigm-shifting approach to stop this rampant pirating and monetize the process at the same time. Strikingly—unlike the vast majority of over-the-counter issues—RightsCorp is rapidly growing its revenue stream in the process, in addition to actively expanding its portfolio of copyright-represented properties and proprietary patents protecting its technology.
If it sounds too good to be true, well, it isn’t. In fact, RightsCorp already has a deal in place with Warner Brothers to pursue and protect the copyrighted music of dozens of that company’s high-profile artists—as well as agreements with other giant industry players, including Round Hill Music, Shapiro/Bernstein, The Orchard and BMG Rights Management. For reference, BMG alone is the world’s fourth biggest music publisher, repping such household name artists as Bruno Mars, John Legend, David Bowie and MGMT.
RightsCorp’s approach is both simple and elegant. Its technology system monitors peer-to-peer file sharing networks. When it detects copyright infringement activities of the works controlled by the companies it works with, it records the date, time, copyright title, and other unique identifiers of the action. When it detects someone illegally distributing those items through an Internet Service Provider RightsCorp does business with, RightsCorp advises them of the violation and requests a $20 settlement for the copyright holder. If the “pirate” declines to pay the $20, they become liable for a larger fine and being dropped by their Internet Service Provider.
To get just a snapshot of the massive market RightsCorp is primed to exploit, file sharing traffic has grown by 40% and illegal movie downloads have grown a gargantuan 800%. . In 2013 alone, an estimated 143 billion separate illegal downloads took place. Even software giants like Microsoft and Adobe are vulnerable, with industry estimates placing the number illegal downloads of those companies’ software products at more than 80% of the total! That easily translates into tens of millions of dollars per year
Judging from recent trading action in RIHT shares, market participants are beginning to stand up and take notice. Just about a “zero trader” since the company’s October financing deal was reached, trading interest picked up slightly in RIHT in January, after shares had been trading in a tight and uneventful $0.50 – $0.75 channel for about three months, cracking the $0.80 cent mark briefly only once before pulling back. That’s changed recently—especially over the past five trading sessions at the end February—when more than 1 million RIHT shares changed hands on three occasions, and almost that many on the other two.…
As The World Wars, Wall Street Waxes
As the United States withdraws from its role as the world’s only superpower, and leaves a vacuum to be filled by Heaven knows who, you can count on instability becoming the watchword of the foreign affairs lexicon.
And whether this was done unintentionally, as result of inexperience, or was outright malfeasance, or was rather part of a general foreign policy repositioning that recrafts the U.S. as a more insular, domestically oriented nation, less inclined to police the world’s troubled regions, is really of no consequence. Because the perception that America is less willing to use its power – unwilling even to project it – creates the reality that daddy’s left the house.
There ain’t gonna be no spankings.
We can do whatever we want.
But will it be all bad for stocks, is the question.
And the truth is, it may have a rather salutary effect on American shares.
Why? Because the two seminal facts that underpin today’s global financial reality are –
1. a vast pool of liquidity, and
2. a growing geopolitical turbulence, as mentioned above.
And that could well draw large sums of money to American shores in a hurry.
So long as we’re still figured the last bastion of (relative) economic stability, and we’re posting numbers that are (more or less) positive, that should remain the case. In a climate of insecurity, it doesn’t take much to attract large capital flows, and fortunately, America is still perceived as the world’s dominant business power, even if her military and diplomatic prowess is being diluted.
How to play it?
The answer to that riddle is equally simple. The cheapest way to get the most leverage out of a rising U.S. market is to purchase deep-in-the-money CALLs on the indexes. Deep-in-the-money options minimize the time value of the instrument, giving us more dollar-for-dollar value for our options purchase.
Note, too – this is a trade to which you can allocate more money than you normally would for the weekly options trades we suggest. On a regular basis we recommend you commit no more than a percent or two of your overall portfolio. But here, we say that a deep-in-the money CALL of this nature, and for this purpose, should be considered a core holding, and we see no problem in designating seven or eight percent of your investment worth here – and if you’re young and can afford to take on more risk, up to ten percent.
We’re going to look at two options today that fit the bill, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE:DIA) and the PowerShares QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ), a proxy for the NASDAQ 100. We choose this pair for a couple of reasons, both tactical.
First, diversifying gives us a better chance of avoiding disaster. And second, these two indexes are more concentrated than the S&P 500.
The DIAmonds represent a mere 30 stocks, while the Qubes hold just 100 – though the truth is the latter is so heavily weighted toward the oversized, monster issues that comprise it that, in essence, only a dozen or so stocks control the destiny of the whole ETF.…
Finding the Rights Stuff with Rightscorp (RIHT)
For years entertainment industry giants like Warner Bros., BMG Music and a host of other companies have struggled with ways to come up with an innovative solution to the ubiquitous and multi-million dollar problem of online privacy. To give you an idea of what’s at stake, since the world’s first high-profile online file-sharing site Napster debuted the internet in 1999, music sales revenue declined by a whopping $6.3 billion over the next 10 years.
Until now, artists and their representatives have been relatively powerless to stop the theft of their intellectual property. I say “until now” because there is one highly compelling under-the-radar company, Rightscorp, Inc. (RIHT), which is currently making game-changing breakthroughs in both controlling online piracy and recouping the money that otherwise would be lost to the original creators of the intellectual property. In fact, Rightscorp has already partnered with Warner Bros., BMG and a host of other major players in the industry in the process, along with over 50 large Internet Service Providers (ISPs), including five of the 10 biggest ISPs in the U.S., to do just that.
Founded in 2011 and based in Santa Monica, California, Rightscorp, Inc., operates as a technology company that has a patent-pending proprietary method for collecting payments from illegal downloaders of copyrighted content. The company’s technology system monitors peer-to-peer file sharing networks and notifies ISPs of their customers’ copyright infringement activities with date, time, copyright title, and other unique identifiers.
While piracy losses have been staggering for music and other entertainment companies, Rightscorp’s proprietary technology has positioned the company to take advantage of the equally massive market opportunity to recover them. In fact, Rightscorp estimates that by 2016 alone about $2.3 billion of illegally downloaded files are ripe for monitoring and monetizing. Perhaps most significantly, Rightscorp has first mover advantage in this giant niche market, as the first and only company to team with both high-profile major entertainment companies and ISPs to generate a steady revenue stream.
Specifically, Rightscorp’s specialized software frequents major peer-to-peer sites. When it detects someone distributing items they don’t have the rights to—especially a repeat offender—they’ll send them a letter advising them of the violation and requesting a $20 settlement for the copyright holder. If the “pirate” declines to pay the $20, they become liable for a larger fine and being dropped by their Internet Service Provider.
There are several distinguishing factors that make Rightscorp’s business model so appealing. Not only does the company directly benefit artists and their reps, it also offers ISPs a modicum of protection against copyright infringement suits—something those companies can be held liable for by being a conduit for pirated files. Rightscorp also has no inventory, no manufacturing costs, and its approach is just about unlimitedly scalable—constrained only by the number of copyrights it has the green light to enforce.
Impressively, Rightscorp is already tracking a portfolio of more than 1 million separate copyrighted entities, and is actively negotiating with additional major music and film industry companies to quickly expand that number. Going forward, the company’s ability to increase the number of copyrights it monitors—determined in part by the number of ISPs the company works with—is key to its business-model and to the monetization of copyright enforcement on behalf of those copyright holders.…
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