http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/anti-piracy-group-rightscorp-wants-to-hijack-browsers/#ixzz44sizqbh3With the rise of streaming services, piracy may arguably be less widespread than it once was, but copyright holders are still doing everything they can to make life difficult for pirates. One anti-piracy firm by the name of Rightscorp is taking an approach to curbing piracy that doesn't seem like it will win the company any friends on either side of the issue.
Rightscorp is the company behind Scalable Copyright, which it calls a "next-generation technology" that forces users to pay for pirated content. In reality, it sounds an awful lot like the ransomware that has been plaguing the Web for some time. The technology essentially locks a suspected pirate's browser until they pay a fine, which Rightscorp refers to as a "settlement,"