Rightscorp, the Southern California company struggling to turn a profit as the Internet’s premier copyright cop, has signed Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC as a client.
Sony is the third major music company that has hired Rightscorp to scan the Internet looking for pirates who download their songs illegally. The new client was announced in an 8-K form filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
While Rightscorp works for many copyright owners, a few big clients form the mainstay of its business. Last year, a full 76 percent of Rightscorp revenue came from its deal with BMG, while Warner Bros. made up 13 percent of sales.