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Takedown Piracy Develops Stronger Infringement Remover

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MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—Takedown Piracy (TDP) has developed a stronger, more aggressive version of its acclaimed infringement remover, the Aikido Program. The original custom tool removes hundreds of thousands of copyright infringements at an incredible speed.

Aikido 2.0 magnifies the production by increasing the patrolling range of the program. Combined with Takedown Piracy’s new SEO program, Search Clean, infringements are eliminated from even the largest search engines, like Google.

To view a statistical breakdown of infringements removed by Takedown Piracy and its patent-pending Aikido Program, click here.

Takedown Piracy owner Nate Glass states, “The Aikido Program is exclusive to TDP, playing a large role in the over five million copyright infringements we’ve removed to date. Committed to innovation, we developed version 2.0 as a way to magnify and maximize Aikido’s effectiveness. Takedown Piracy’s customers may rest assured they have the best piracy protection possible.”

Aikido 2.0 uses a PHP script to exploit large piracy aggregation sites. It takes sites meant to assist illegal downloads and transforms them into valuable assets in anti-piracy. True to its martial art namesake, the Aikido Program uses the strength of its opponent to its own advantage.

Three of the largest piracy site aggregators are now utilized by Aikido 2.0, which leaves pirates without a place to hide. The progressive program exploits pirates reliance on the exposure derived from aggregators, exposing and destroying them in the process.

In addition to utilizing the data Aikido 2.0 gathers to remove infringing links from file hosting services, Takedown Piracy also works the data into its renowned SEO program, Search Clean. The results are mass amounts of removals from highly visible search engines, like Google.

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 social media.

Wanting to better involve the fans of Takedown Piracy’s numerous artist clients, the company created a tips page. Millions of additional eyes provide Takedown Piracy with an army seeking out illegal downloads on torrent, tube and cyberlocker sites. Users are asked to report the copyright owner and a link to the infringement.

Piracy 101 – Taking Action

Piracy has become quite the controversial topic in our country.  The mere mention of the word ‘copyright’ is likely to illicit passionate opinions one way or the other.  Nearly every day we read stories about producers suing someone over copyright infringement.  And yet a good four years after online piracy really exploded in popularity, many of you are still in the dark about what exactly online piracy is and what you can do about it.

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Takedown Piracy Removes 5 Millionth Copyright Infringement

One Year After Launching a Full-Time Operation, TDP Is the

Most Trusted Source for Digital Content Protection!

November 21, 2011 — CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Takedown Piracy has removed its milestone 5 millionth copyright infringement of digital content.  The 5 million infringements include an assortment of movies, photos, artwork, and text from clients ranging from mainstream movie producers and athletes to video games and entertainment producers.  Takedown Piracy is pleased to offer protection from piracy to producers of digital content, around the world.

 

To view a statistical breakdown of infringements removed by Takedown Piracy, visit http://takedownpiracy.com/stats/.

 

To report a copyright violation using Takedown Piracy’s tip page, visit http://takedownpiracy.com/tips/.

 

Removal number 5 million comes only one year after Takedown Piracy owner Nate Glass turned the company into a full-time venture.  “We take a lot of pride in each copyright infringement we remove, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit the 5 millionth doesn’t feel a bit more special,” says Glass.  “With the Aikido Program combined with our emphasis on search engine removals, our removal rate is increasing exponentially, as is our message – content will be protected and we will not be stopped in our mission.”

 

Among the many attributes separating Takedown Piracy from its competitors is its new custom tool, the Aikido Program.  The progressive tool is removing hundreds of thousands of copyright infringements each month.  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 illegal downloads 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.

 

Wanting to better involve the fans of Takedown Piracy’s numerous artist clients, the company created a tips page.  Millions of additional eyes provide Takedown Piracy with an army seeking out illegal downloads on torrent, tube and cyberlocker sites.  Users are asked to report the copyright owner and a link to the infringement.

About Takedown Piracy:

Takedown Piracy (TDP) is an anti-piracy service started in April of 2009.  The service was founded by Nate Glass.  TDP offers copyright holders an affordable and highly effective means to fight back against content thieves.  For less than the cost of a part-time, minimum wage worker, copyright holders can benefit from Glass’ expertise and passion for protecting copyrighted content from thieves.  To date, TDP has removed over 5 million content infringements.  Leading piracy websites are closely monitored to always provide clients with immediate service and protection.  Every month detailed reports are provided to clients with each action taken on their behalf.  A price can’t be placed on trust, but with Takedown Piracy, clients can be sure the company has their best interest in mind 100% of the time.  For more information, visit www.TakedownPiracy.com or www.Twitter.com/TakedownPiracy.

 

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U.S. House Introduces ‘Rogue Websites’ Bill – Lawyers line up to make money pretending to hate the bill while actually loving it

Recently, the US House of Representatives introduced a “rogue websites” bill to counter the absolute torrent (pun intended) of foreign copyright infringers who make a living by stealing and trading in the intellectual property of others.  Here’s some snippets of the article from Xbiz:

“The legislation would let the U.S. Attorney General seek court orders to block foreign websites that steal and sell U.S. products.”

““Rogue websites that steal and sell American innovations have operated with impunity,” Smith said. “The online thieves who run these foreign websites are out of the reach of U.S. law enforcement agencies and profit from selling pirated goods without any legal consequences.””

Then we get a quote from an attorney since they know everything and aren’t motivated by money at all right?  But this attorney is an expert in this matter because he represents a large number of *cough* alleged *cough* copyright infringers.

“This bill, like the companion Protect IP Act pending in the Senate, will impose undue burdens upon online service providers to monitor and police user activity, and ultimately stifle free speech on the Internet,” adult industry attorney Larry Walters told XBIZ.

“While it may be appropriate to consider new approaches to protecting intellectual property in the digital age, shutting down websites based on mere allegations is inconsistent with fundamental constitutional values such as due process and freedom of expression.”

Now here’s the thing to keep in mind.  Walters is an attorney.  Of course he would be opposed to the government doing anything that cuts his profession out of their piece of the pie.  There are literally 100s of 1000s of foreign-based copyright infringers.  According to Lawrence Walters, if you’re a copyright holder, you should have to sue each and every one of them individually.  That in essence would bankrupt copyright holders so of course no one will do it.  What this means is that as long as the government doesn’t pass tough copyright laws there will always exist a problem with piracy.  And lawyers like Walters will be there to represent the pirate and another attorney will be there to represent the copyright holder.  At the end of the day…the lawyers win.  The only things lawyers will ever oppose are things that don’t require a lawyer.  One wonders how Walters would feel about a law that would require an individual to be accompanied by a lawyer at all times.  Quite the win/win scenario for attorneys eh?

Or like the old Demotivator poster says:
“If you’re not a part of the solution, there’s good money to be made in prolonging the problem.”

Takedown Piracy gets more attention on Wjunction

So yesterday I posted an email sent to me by an anonymous emailer.  I did not edit the email in any way and I did not even comment on it.  I just posted it.  Also, like I do with every comment I get from my haters, I approved the only comment made on the article so far.  Which to be fair wasn’t from one of my haters, but just someone who disputed the verbiage used by the anonymous emailer.

Today I was alerted to the fact that once again, the website Wjunction was abuzz with references to me.  I have no problem with this and I think healthy debate is great for everyone.  I would have liked to have posted my thoughts on Wjunction but my past accounts there were both suspended and for a time my IP was banned.  I imagine this was the work of someone who just didn’t like me and my company and NOT indicative of Wjunction’s current management who seem to be very fair and open to what it is I do.

So I will answer the comments made in that thread here so that my detractors and supporters can understand my position on these matters.

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Profiting from piracy? Apparently OK with this pirate

The longstanding unwritten rule of the filesharing scene was that it was taboo to make money off of piracy.  Years ago that meant “click my banners to get the password to my FTP site” were considered garbage profiteers that were denounced by the piracy community.  These days with “we pay you to pirate” cyberlocker sites and “we have a shitload of ads on our site” torrent sites, that line is being crossed more than ever before.  What’s even worse is that those voices from the “it’s not cool to profit from this” school of thought are dwindling as more self-serving, selfish, entitled kids dominate the piracy landscape.

Case in point – recently a man in Scotland was found guilty of recording movies in a theater which he then would upload to “pay you for your pirated material” websites.  He was profiting from piracy.  When TorrentFreak did an excellent story about this situation, thankfully a large number of comments were denouncing this guy.  However one of the first comments sums up the mentality of an ever-increasing number of new-school freeloaders:

Why does it matter if he was profiting? The central point of filesharing is that culture should be free. So long as we can get it for free, does it really matter who is making money? I can honestly say that I don’t care if he makes money or the companies make money so long as I can get it for free.

The problem with this guy’s post is that he’s living in a fantasy world.  Or his parent’s basement, I’m not sure, but he definitely isn’t living outside because if he was, he’d realize that there is FREE CULTURE EVERYWHERE!  There are music festivals, art exhibits, parks, public libraries, museums, beaches and gatherings of all kinds that involve little to no money.  What this guy is really complaining about is that he believes he should be able to dictate what he considers culture and which of those cultures should be free and in his case…all of them.  This dictatorial edict that creative artists subscribe to his whims is not only insulting but shows the level of naivete that runs rampant through this new generation of filesharing aficionados.

Does it matter who’s making money?  Ummm…if you worked a 40 hour workweek and your boss decided to pay someone else for your work would that matter to you?  Something tells me it would.  If the people creating the culture decide to do it for-profit then they better be the ones getting paid for it.  Otherwise they won’t do it anymore.  And I’m sure the pro-filesharing crowd would be content with nothing but free subpar quality art right?  These pseudo-socialist-but-selfishly-capitalist guys never run out of things to justify their self-serving interests.  These guys already can endlessly complain about the merits of for-profit creations that they aren’t even paying for or in any material way supporting.  They aren’t above running to the internet to complain about non-profit pursuits I’m sure.

These guys believe in a world where everything is free and any attempt to squelch their Spaghetti Monster given right to watch a bootleg copy of Transformers is, in only their minds, tantamount to what the Jews endured under Nazi Germany.  However at no time have they offered any solutions as to how you convince the Middle East to give away oil so that that precious petroleum can be used to create their new computer monitor.  They’ve yet to outline how to convince the rest of the world that works for a living that we should all just be unemployed consumers who put nothing into the pot but demand that our government stay out of our business except when it comes to coddling us cradle to the grave even though we pay no taxes.

However that’s not the world that those of us over the age of 18 live in.  A world where you learn pretty quick that nobody owes you anything and that you actually have to work and earn the things you enjoy in life.  You stop portraying yourself as a victim and take responsibility for your own actions.  And while you never stop believing in your ideal world, you know that pragmatically, you don’t live in your ideal world, you live in the real world.

But why live in the real world when you can live in the pirate consumer’s fantasy world?  A world that’s made possible by other people’s tax dollars, other people’s creativity and one in which artists receive nothing in return for their investment but internet keyboard warrior snark.  A world where the pinnacle of life is achieved only by getting the most Likes of your sarcastic anonymous comments.  Where the measure of a man is not by how he provided for his family and the legacy he left behind but in the size of his external hard drive.  In this world freeloaders just wait for that moment when Vulcans land on Earth and our entire world abandons all currency and becomes a world of whatever-you-want, whenever-you-want…at no charge.  Ya know, the kind of world that exists only in a Hollywood movie…and with plenty of seeders.

Please check out the full article on TorrentFreak.  While I don’t often agree with the slant of the stories, they are nonetheless well-done and provocative and offers great insight into just how divided both sides of the copyright argument are.

Bloodbath at Hotfile.com

Perfect example of a multi-pronged anti-piracy approach.  Current litigation puts Hotfile into a position of cancelling accounts.  Then, removal notices force the expulsion of 1000s of accounts and untold petabytes of infringing files.  I’m glad I was focused on a hotfile aggregator this weekend.  Takedown Piracy DMCA’d at least 10k hotfile links this past weekend alone.

http://www.wjunction.com/showthread.php?t=69356

http://hotfile.com/news.html