Takedown Piracy has always been one of the most aggressive anti-piracy companies when it comes to commercial copyright infringers using Twitter to advertise their illicit and illegal websites. To this end, Takedown Piracy has had 100s and 100s of user accounts suspended and removed from Twitter due to repeat infringements. While our initial focus was to takedown the Twitter accounts of the larger piracy sites (if those sites used Twitter to advertise specific uploads of our clients’ copyrighted materials), we have a few announcements to make:
1. Effective immediately regardless of a site’s Alexa rank/traffic, if you use Twitter to advertise your for-profit piracy site, you will be added to our network of monitored sites. For many upstart content thieves, this will mean that you will have a hard time getting your site off the ground. Too bad. It used to be against the rules of the filesharing scene to monetize copyright infringement, and you not only are breaking the unwritten rules of the scene, but you are breaking the law. If this means you won’t make any money this month from Filesharing, I suggest you look into getting a real job. Here’s a start – http://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/barberingschoolsindex.php
2. If you use the website wjunction.com to advertise your piracy site, we will add you to our network. While there are many informative and educationally valuable things to learn from wjunction, it has come to our attention that an alarming number of commercial copyright infringers have decided to congregate there in an effort to establish deals with other thieves, find third world slave labor to do the uploading for them, and to plead for compliments about a template that they didn’t design and are most likely using without permission. It is our stance that these repetitious clone sites contribute nothing to society in any way and effective immediately, sites that we identify as meeting these guidelines will be added to our network of monitored sites.
When you send DMCA notices to file storage sites Filesonic and Wupload you get an eerily similar response both in time and look:
We have deleted the files you requested,
Wupload Abuse team
We have deleted the files you requested,
Filesonic Abuse team
These notices usually come in around the same times as well. Wupload is a rather new player on the cyberlocker scene, while Filesonic, which used to be SharingMatrix, is the preferred host for criminal commerical copyright infringers but Wupload has made a huge push recently.
So are they one and the same, or is Wupload just copying Filesonic’s look and feel? Hmmmmmmmm 😉
Saw this on another site and I thought it would be great to share it with everyone:
Pirates are not paying customers.
Pirates are not “customers” at all.
Pirates are thieves.
Thieves are not customers because they do not buy.
You have to buy to be a customer.
Pirates and thieves are consumers.
Rats, termites, and boll weevils are also consumers.
But they are not customers because they do not buy what they consume.
A customer is a consumer.
A consumer is not necessarily a customer.
Lot’s of people seem to have difficulty understanding that very simple fact.
Takedown Piracy has a feature located at http://takedownpiracy.com/tips which gives anyone in the world the platform to report piracy and copyright infringement. But you may be wondering what happens once you’ve reported something. Well, here’s your answer:
1. If the content you are reporting is owned by a copyright holder that uses Takedown Piracy, we immediately begin the process to have the offending content removed. First we verify the content is indeed owned by our client, and that it is indeed being used without the permission of our client. Next, we’ll prepare a takedown notice and send it to the appropriate parties so that they can remove the content. In most cases it takes 24-72 hours from the time you report something to us to the time it’s removed. We also respond to your report and include our client in our communications, so that our client can contact you directly should they choose to. We have had instances where reporters have been rewarded by our clients. This is not mandatory and your results may vary of course depending on the client.
2. If the content you are reporting is owned by a company that is NOT using the Takedown Piracy program, we will do our best to make contact with the company (or their designated copyright agent) to inform them of the infringements. At that point it is up to that copyright owner to choose to utilize our service, or to ignore the copyright infringement. We can not send takedown notices for those copyright owners that have not authorized us to do so. It is our belief that many copyright owners don’t know how to start tackling piracy and/or believe that they can not afford a service to help them with this task. By you reporting to us, it gives us a chance to open up a dialogue with copyright owners that we may not currently be in negotiations with. We can then inform them of their anti-piracy options and get the ball rolling with them.
We also encourage you to use the Twitter button on the Report Piracy page so you can help us spread the word about this feature. You can feel free to @mention the copyright holder/performer in your Twitter post as well. Our goal is to create an army of reporters and continue to turn the tide of rampant copyright infringement. We need your help to do this!
We hope this answers your questions regarding our Report Piracy feature. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to use our contact form to get in touch with us.