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Hotfile found liable for staggering amount of copyright infringement

When 89% of your top uploaders are repeat infringers – you might be liable for copyright infringement.

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Crime Scene by Alan Cleaver On Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/

 

I could write about the recent Hotfile decision, or you can just read the great article over at Copyhype.  In fact, you should just read the article over at Copyhype.

Takedown Piracy announces release of Nemesis program

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New Custom Tool NEMESIS™ Analyzes Tube Sites to Discover & Remove Pirated Movies!

July 1, 2013 — CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Takedown Piracy announces the development of its new program, already delivering a blow to tube sites. The renowned anti-piracy service calls its exclusive custom tool Nemesis™. With the implementation of the Nemesis program, Takedown Piracy has now removed nearly 100,000 pirated full-length movies and scenes.

Nemesis is named after the Greek goddess heralded as an agent of divine punishment for wrongdoing or hubris. The Nemesis tool analyzes tube sites to pinpoint videos likely to be infringing on copyrights, so the Takedown Piracy team is able to verify the infringement and have the pirated content removed.

“The goddess Nemesis carried out retribution against those who committed evil deeds and received undeserved good fortune,” states Takedown Piracy owner Nate Glass. “Digital pirates are exactly that – people who profit off the work of others. Nemesis and Takedown Piracy are coming to get them, and we have already found a ton of movies, which may have otherwise gone undetected.”

Nemesis is proving to be a comprehensive tool, changing the landscape for pirate uploaders. “We’ve already seen several prolific pirate uploaders ‘retire’ or stop uploading movies altogether,” says Glass. “We’ve been able to get others kicked off the sites by showing they are repeat infringers.”

According to Glass, many of the offending accounts were being used for financial gain in addition to uploading free content. “A lot of uploaders use the stolen content as a way to promote their own businesses. We’re more than happy to dish out justice and put these guys out of business.”

In addition to the creation of Nemesis, Takedown Piracy developed custom tools the Aikido Program™ and Aikido 2.0, as well as its advanced SEO program, Search Clean™. 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. Search Clean is responsible for eliminating infringements from even the largest search engines, like Google. The tools and programs remove hundreds of thousands of copyright infringements at an incredible speed.

Takedown Piracy actively tracks at least nine different ways content may be pirated, providing widespread coverage.  Takedown Piracy’s army of servers offer protection in the following areas: Cyberlocker sites like Rapidshare, Torrent sites, Tube sites, Auctioned or unauthorized DVD resellers, Search Engines, Image Hosts, Blogs, Forums, Social Media.

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

 

About Takedown Piracy:

Takedown Piracy (TDP) is an anti-piracy service started in April of 2009.  The service was founded by 15-year entertainment industry veteran 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 20 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.

Updates from Takedown Piracy

Lots of exciting things going on at TDP!

  • We are approaching our 8 millionth copyright infringement removed.  I remember when the naysayers and doubters said we couldn’t make a difference.  I’m sure the for-profit pirates would love if their 3 million cyberlocker links were still up, but thanks to TDP – they aren’t.  The black hat SEO pirates would love it if the 2.3 million search engine results were still up, but thanks to TDP – they aren’t.  The for-profit pirates would love it if we hadn’t killed their Paypal accounts, but thanks to TDP – their ability to make money off piracy has been seriously cut off.  There is nothing nearly as satisfying as proving the naysayers wrong.  And when it comes to copyright infringement, there are 1000s and 1000s of enablers, copyright abolitionists and freeloaders who can’t wait to try and discourage anyone from ruining their free ride.  Don’t ever let the naysayers get you down, everyone who ever accomplished anything significant had naysayers telling them it couldn’t be done.  – http://takedownpiracy.com/stats/
  • According to Google’s Transparency Report, TDP is #1 for the past month in reporting copyright infringements.  Can a small business compete with giant companies like Microsoft and NBC Universal?  TDP is proof that you can.  And the best part, is we can do it for a fraction of the cost.  Anti-piracy should never cost you more than you’re losing to piracy.  This is a core value of our company.  http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/removals/copyright/
  • Lots of upcoming news regarding TDP founder Nate Glass speaking at the upcoming CatalystCon as well as some cool interviews we’ve done in the past few days.

Big shout-outs to the excellent work being done by Robert King.  Check out his work at http://www.stopfilelockers.com/

As a man-on-a-mission, Mr. King has nearly single-handedly devastated the ability for piracy havens to process money through their services.  To all the naysayers claiming one person can’t make a difference, I submit Robert King.  Now of course the naysayers will never stop being naysayers, they’ll just keep moving the goal posts back until they’ve set the goal as unrealistic as possible.  This makes them feel vindicated when people don’t meet their insane requirements.  The key is to not take your eyes off the prize.  The naysayers and freeloaders love to try and set your goals for you, you simply must ignore them and work towards your own goals.

The engine of accomplishment runs on the fuel of naysayers.

You can quote me on that.

 

-Nate

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.

Takedown Piracy Develops Custom Piracy Infringement Tool

Feel free to share your “Nate” and “Tool” jokes, I look forward to them.

Via AVN.com:

Takedown Piracy Develops Custom Tool Capable

of Removing 100,000 Piracy Infringements in 24 Hours

Progressive, Outside-the-Box Thinking Powers Leading

Anti-Piracy Service’s Elimination of Over 2.3 Million Infringements!

March 31, 2011 — MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — Anti-piracy leader Takedown Piracy (TDP) announces the development of its patent-pending, custom tool, The Aikido Program.  The tool is capable of removing up to 100,000 copyright infringements in only 24-hours.  The Aikido Program is exclusive only 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.  Progressive, outside-the-box thinking is why TDP is the most demanded anti-piracy service in adult entertainment, eliminating over 2.3 million copyright infringements as of the end of March.  Owner Nate Glass says, “I named this amazing tool the Aikido Program after the martial art using the power of one’s opponent against them.  After all, this is a fight the adult industry is engaged in, and we need to create alternative methods of battle in order to survive.”

For more information about Takedown Piracy or to request its unrivaled services, visit www.TakedownPiracy.com.

The Aikido Program targets a cyberlocker aggregator.  Cyberlockers are online storage sites that offer financial incentives for pirates to become copyright infringers.   Because there is a financial motivation attached, this type of pirate does not want to hide; it wants its uploads to be as visible as possible.   To do this, it spreads its uploads over hundreds of websites at once.  This gives rise to sites functioning as aggregators of piracy sites.  While these sites might seem to be a huge problem for copyright holders, in actuality, they perform a valuable service by containing huge numbers of infringements in one place.  With this knowledge, Takedown Piracy enlisted a software programmer to build a custom PHP script allowing the extraction of large numbers of results from the most trafficked cyberlocker aggregators, all while maintaining anonymity in the process.

“Companies want to see every piracy site destroyed, but realistically, piracy is never going to go completely away,” says Glass.  “While it may seem counter intuitive, sometimes the pirates themselves can be a great asset.  The Aikido Program turns their own power against them.”

The result of the Aikido Program is a proportionally huge number of infringements removed.  For one of Takedown Piracy’s larger adult studio clients, over 100,000 infringements were terminated in merely 24 hours.  Medium sized studios using TDP experienced between 25,000 and 30,000 infringements eliminated in only a few hours.

Glass adds, “It was important to me the Aikido Program not be a one-time shot.  I had the programmer build out the script in a way allowing for repeat actions, which aren’t redundant.  This turns top piracy sites into valuable assets for my clients.”

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, Social Media.

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

To better understand why to use Takedown Piracy’s unrivaled services, visit http://takedownpiracy.com/why-use-takedown-piracy/.

About Takedown Piracy: Takedown Piracy (TDP) is an anti-piracy service started in April of 2009.  The service was founded by adult industry veteran Nate Glass, who has been in the adult industry for over 13 years.  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 2.3 million content infringements.  200 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. Keywords: Takedown Piracy, Nate Glass, Aikido Program, protection, piracy, infringements, illegal downloads, torrent, tube, rapidshare, cyberlocker, DMCA, content, custom tool, PHP script, aggregation site

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