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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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Takedown Piracy Ramps Up Operating Systems

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—Takedown Piracy has increased its operating systems for more effective copyright policing. The increase in computers and servers is in keeping with Takedown Piracy owner Nate Glass’s business model.

Glass is committed to reinvesting revenue back in the company, furthering growth and results.  Now Takedown Piracy is able to dedicate individual operating systems to monitor the various forms of piracy, including cyberlocker infringements, torrents, tube sites and social network sites. The advanced Aikido Program will run off its own server, generating the removal of even more infringements in a shorter time.

“Takedown Piracy began as a passion project for me—something I wanted to do because it’s the right thing to do,” Glass said. “As the company grows, it becomes even more important to hold true to our ideals and vision. Reinvesting the majority of our revenue is an investment in our customers. It keeps us focused on our mission to remove, prevent and educate the world about piracy.”

For more information regarding Takedown Piracy’s services, click here.

Takedown Piracy utilizes a multi-faceted approach towards preventing online content theft.  Among its array of servers is one dedicated solely to monitoring over 500 cyberlocker forums and blogs daily, as well as sending infringement notices to the sites. Another server’s focus is on BitTorrent sites, tracking the websites responsible for the brunt of torrent infringements. The result is torrent removals and notices sent to Google for non-compliant sites.

The observance of the largest tube and streaming sites, plus Twitter, requires a separate server, which generates infringement notices. In addition, a server is utilized as the Googler. It constantly runs through Google results for client’s properties and generates removal notices.

Among the many attributes separating Takedown Piracy from its competitors is its new custom tool, the Aikido Program, which is now running on a separate server as well. 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 illegal downloads and transforms it into a valuable asset in anti-piracy. True to its martial arts 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.

To report a copyright violation using Takedown Piracy’s tip page, click here. To view a statistical breakdown of infringements removed by TDP, click here.

Update on Filesonic and Wupload being so similar

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the similarities between Filesonic and Wupload:

http://takedownpiracy.com/2011/06/wupload-filesonic-same-company-or-just-copycats/

Turns out, according to what I’ve been told…the “front man” for Wupload is the cousin of the guy running Filesonic.  How convenient?

Recently Filesonic announced that they were partnering with Vobile to do digital fingerprinting to ID copyrighted material being distributed on their network.  Now unless I’m missing something, this will not be possible with password encrypted rar/zip files and I don’t see how they would do it with even unpassworded  (?) rar/zip files since they would have to combine all the files themselves.

So this seems on the surface to be pretty meaningless.  The only thing Filesonic could do would be to restrict all rar/zip files, which would pretty much ensure that the copyright infringing uploaders that Filesonic’s business is based upon would flee to another service.

If only the people behind Filesonic had another cyberlocker service that they could put all their efforts into….hmmmmm….maybe they should call their “cousin”.  :O)

Wupload & Filesonic – Same company or just copycats?

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 😉

Takedown Piracy kills numerous copyright infringing Twitter profiles

Just in the last week or so Takedown Piracy killed about 2 dozen Twitter accounts of commercial copyright infringers.  These thieves acting like annoying spammers are trying to use Twitter as a way to advertise their for-profit copyright infringements.

Luckily for copyright holders, Twitter has a very effective repeat offender policy and does not tolerate spam nor copyright infringement.  The number of “Tweets” the profiles had posted easily numbered in the 100s of 1000s.  Those are now removed from Twitter, opening up the possibility for legitimate uses of Twitter.

Takedown Piracy isn’t done with copyright infringers on Twitter as we have targeted another 3o or so profiles that will be removed in the next week or so.

Follow @takedownpiracy on Twitter and use the #takedownpiracy hashtag.

Great news from Google

Anyone that’s had to DMCA Google in the past knows that the search engine giant took FOREVER to get around to your notices. By then, if you had DMCA’d the actual site hosting your content, Google would come back and say that they don’t see infringement on the links you reported. To which people like me would exasperatedly shout “Yeah not now…but there was 2 WEEKS AGO when I sent you this DMCA!”

It would result in a ‘false-positive’ search result listing but one that would just stick there and fuck up your legitimate search rankings. Your only other option was to leave the content out there languishing until Google acted which wasn’t really a wise option.

But all that is about to change…

Google plans on responding to DMCA notices within TWENTY-FOUR HOURS from here on. I can’t wait to see if they do actually do this.

Read the full press release from Google at XBIZ