MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—Takedown Piracy (TDP) is celebrating its second anniversary, and from the company’s inception on April 5, 2009, until now, TDP has been responsible for over 2.3 million copyright infringements removed.
Thirteen-year adult industry veteran Nate Glass conceived the idea for TDP as he witnessed adult studios struggling to combat online content theft. Lacking the millions of dollars that music studios throw into their anti-piracy campaigns, most studios chose to simply bear the financial loss. Glass therefore decided to create an affordable and effective service brandishing guerrilla tactics against torrent, tube and cyberlocker sites stealing content.
“What an amazing two years it’s been,” Glass remarked. “Takedown Piracy grew from a one-man, part-time operation to a company boasting over 2.3 million removed infringements. None of it would’ve been possible without the loyalty of our clients, and for that I’m eternally grateful.”
While Glass started Takedown Piracy two years ago, it wasn’t until November 2010 that he was able to turn it into a full-time venture. Since then, the DMCA notices sent out for any one of TDP’s clients increased by 400 percent monthly. Glass restructured and enhanced TDP to increase performance, activity and awareness. TDP monitors over 200 of the leading piracy culprits, providing clients with monthly breakdowns on its success. As the company grows, so does its resources and resolve to protect clients’ content.
Over 50 of the adult industry’s leading studios utilize Takedown Piracy, including Adam & Eve, Wicked Pictures, New Sensations, Hush Hush Entertainment and Girlfriends Films.
“Congratulations to Nate on the second-year anniversary of Takedown Piracy,” New Sensations owner Scott Taylor lauded. “His character and drive are critical to the company’s success, and nobody combats piracy more efficiently and cost-effectively than him and Takedown Piracy. We will continue to trust in Takedown Piracy for our content protection needs.”
Among the many attributes separating Takedown Piracy from its competitors is its new custom tool, the Aikido Program. The progressive tool is capable of removing 100,000 copyright infringements in only 24 hours. The Aikido Program is exclusive to TDP and uses a PHP script to exploit a large piracy aggregation site. It takes a site meant to assist in piracy and transforms it into a valuable asset in anti-piracy. True to its martial art namesake, the Aikido Program uses the strength of its opponent to its own advantage.
Takedown Piracy actively tracks at least nine different ways content may be pirated, providing widespread coverage. Takedown Piracy offers protection in the following areas: Cyberlocker sites like Rapidshare; Torrent sites; Tube sites; auctioned or unauthorized DVD resellers; search engines; image hosts; blogs; forums; and other social media.
To view a statistical breakdown of infringements removed by Takedown Piracy, click here.