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New stats updated

Just updated new stats through October 2012.

http://takedownpiracy.com/stats/

Over 12 million infringements removed now.  And we’re currently #3 or #4 on Google’s all-time list of infringement reporters.  Right up there with Microsoft, the MPAA and BPI.  Pretty impressive.

It took us about 2 and a half years to reach our 5 millionth infringement, and then this year alone we topped 7 million.  We are constantly working to improve our methods and systems and I’m proud of our track record.  Where numerous other anti-piracy companies have cut corners and been sloppy, we’ve worked hard to make sure we’re accurate in everything we do.  It’s not easy to keep up with the rampant piracy and exploitationists out there who are constantly trying to find new ways to avoid respecting the hard work of others.  But we are getting better and better every month,  and while I wish there wasn’t this much piracy in the first place, I know our clients are better off with 12 million fewer pirated versions of their works out there.

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

Piracy site uses extortion with copyright holders

One of the most common myths surrounding piracy sites is that they are non-profit, that they are just “sharing” with others and that they aren’t money motivated like those dirty capitalists.

Recently, we sent a fully DMCA compliant notice to a large torrent site.  While our notice was accurate and fully DMCA compliant…we did forget one thing.  The lump of money the piracy site demanded.

Here’s their takedown policy: (Click to enlarge)

So not only does this site profit by selling ads using other people’s hard work, but in the event you want your property removed from their website, it’s going to cost you $50 for EACH instance of copyright infringement.  The process of removing URLs is something many piracy sites simply automate.  Now I know the piracy apologists out there (and you know who you are) like to tout the myth that piracy sites are just some non-profit freedom fighters fighting against the evil corporations, but how can you guys defend this?  Something tells me we won’t see TechDirt, ArsTechnica or TorrentFreak doing an article about this, since it conflicts with the narrative they like to push.

And since the pirate apologists love to trump up made up stories ($72 trillion dollars anyone?), let’s play that same game with them.

Takedown Piracy is closing in on our 7 MILLIONTH infringement removed.  So how can we twist that around to make up a scathing headline against piracy?  Oh yeah:

7 million infringements

x

$50 per infringement removed

=

TORRENT SITE DEMANDS $350,000,000 TO REMOVE MATERIALS

 

That was fun!

Takedown Piracy Ranked on Google’s Top 5 List of Copyright Infringement Reporters

Ranked Above Music Studios, Software Developers, &

Expensive Anti-Piracy Companies, Takedown Piracy

Demonstrates Its Superior Services!

May 25, 2012 — CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Takedown Piracy is listed amongst Google’s top 5 reporters of copyright infringements.  The internet giant’s most current transparency report citing copyright statistics records the leading organizations requesting Google remove search results linking to allegedly infringing content (per Google.com).  Ranked above music studios, software developers, and anti-piracy companies costing more than 10 times as much, Google’s list demonstrates Takedown Piracy’s superior services.

 

To view Google’s list of top copyright infringement reporters, visit http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/removals/copyright/.

 

To view Google’s profile on Takedown Piracy’s effectiveness, visit http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/removals/copyright/reporters/1620/.

 

Takedown Piracy owner Nate Glass states, “Much of our effectiveness may be attributed to persistence.  It’s that persistence which has us in the same company as NBC / Universal and BPI for sheer volume of infringement reports to Google.  Actions speak louder than words, and I’m proud our clients can look on Google and see what we’ve done for them.”

 

Takedown Piracy’s new SEO program, Search Clean™, is responsible for eliminating infringements from even the largest search engines, like Google.  Combined with its custom tool, the Aikido Program™, Takedown Piracy is removing hundreds of thousands of copyright infringements at an incredible speed.

 

Takedown Piracy recently celebrated its 3-year anniversary combatting piracy.  Created by Nate Glass in 2009, Takedown Piracy is known for its highly effective and affordable services, while always operating with the utmost integrity.  Whether harnessing the power of its one-of-a-kind customs tools or following up on an individual file reported through its free piracy tip page, Takedown Piracy has been responsible for the removal of over 6.5 million copyright infringements.

 

For more information about Takedown Piracy, visit http://takedownpiracy.com/why-use-takedown-piracy/.

 

Takedown Piracy continues to be in the media spotlight for its renowned effectiveness fighting piracy.  Featured on CNBC.comTechDirt.com, The Daily.com, the 1709 Blog, and more, word is spreading about the small but mighty company, and its David versus Goliath story.

 

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, visit http://takedownpiracy.com/tips/.

 

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.

 

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

 

About Takedown Piracy:

Takedown Piracy (TDP) is an anti-piracy service started in April of 2009.  The service was founded by 14-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 6.5 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.

 

About Google:

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.  Google has packed a lot into a relatively young life.  Creators Larry Page and Sergey Brin named the search engine they built “Google,” a play on the word “googol,” the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros.   Google Inc. was born in 1998, when Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim wrote a check for $100,000 to that entity—which until then didn’t exist.  Since Google’s inception, it has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of users and customers around the world.  After going public in 2004, Google began to expand through its acquisition of companies like Keyhole and YouTube.  As of 2009, Alexa listed Google.com as the internet’s most visited site.  For more information, visit www.Google.com.

 

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Takedown Piracy celebrates three year anniversary

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Takedown Piracy is proud to celebrate its 3-year anniversary combatting piracy.  Created by Nate Glass in 2009, Takedown Piracy is known for its highly effective and affordable services, while always operating with the utmost integrity.  Whether harnessing the power of its one-of-a-kind Aikido Program or following up on an individual file reported through its free piracy tip page, Takedown Piracy has been responsible for the removal of over 6.5 million copyright infringements.

For more information about Takedown Piracy, visit HERE.

During its 3-years, Takedown Piracy has made customer service a priority.  Clients are continually provided with detailed reports on all removed copyright infringements, while having the ability to contact Takedown Piracy 16 hours a day.  As a result, Takedown Piracy has an exemplary retention rate.

A client of Takedown Piracy for 2 years, pro wrestler Colt Cabana states, “I’m forever indebted to Takedown Piracy!  Only 3 days after I put out my completely independent movie, word was out it had hit the torrent sites, YouTube, and more.  After funding the whole project myself, this was a scary thought.  This is when Takedown Piracy came in and saved the day (and maybe my life).  Weeks later I had known Internet pirates telling me they couldn’t find my movie anywhere—it was such a great feeling.  I can’t speak more highly about Nate and Takedown Piracy.  They’re really helping the little guy fight the good fight.”

Indie DVD distributor Blue Underground, Inc. has been protected by Takedown Piracy for over a year.  President Willian Lustig says, “Takedown Piracy has opened my eyes to the pervasive, ugly, digital-age underbelly of Internet piracy.  I’m sure Takedown Piracy’s tenacious copyright notice campaign on behalf of Blue Underground has given some pirates pause before going through the effort of posting my company’s copyrighted properties.”

Takedown Piracy also safeguards the digital content of lesbian erotica producer Girlfriends Films.  Vice President Moose says, “It is impossible to predict how much money we would lose if pirates were allowed to steal our movies unchecked, but thanks to Takedown Piracy, we’ll never have to know.  Even as pirates find new and faster ways to upload our content, Nate and his team are right there removing it before we lose sales.  While the mainstream music and movie industries wait around for the government to intervene in matters of copyright infringement, we are taking the fight right to the pirates with Takedown Piracy.  It is the best, and we are lucky to have its protection.”

“Nate does an amazing job in his ongoing battle with removing stolen content from the internet,” adds actress and adult performer Tanya Tate.  “Without people like Nate continuously and tirelessly protecting the intellectual property of performers and companies, new entertainment would be unfeasible to create.  As a director, performer and producer, I personally want to thank Nate for his work and keeping a proactive watch on my website, TanyaTate.com.  I wholeheartedly recommend using the services of Takedown Piracy to any creator who is concerned about their content.”

Each month, Takedown Piracy’s Nate Glass educates readers of AVN Magazine and AVN.com with insightful business news and expert advice regarding digital content protection.  AVN Managing Editor Steve Javors says, “Congrats to Nate Glass and Takedown Piracy on three years of serving the industry.  It was because of Nate’s ‘boots-on-the-ground’ experience battling piracy that I wanted him to write a column for AVN.  Every month, he provides an insider’s view of the scourge of content creators everywhere.  His columns are informative and really have become a must-read.  Cheers to you, Nate, and here’s to many more years of Takedown Piracy.”

Moved by the support of his clients, Nate Glass says, “From the beginning I knew Takedown Piracy was so much more than a job.  It was a mission.  I believe every single one of my clients has the right to protect their art and content.  Pirates feel entitled to take whatever they want online, but if that mentality goes unchecked, we will see a staggering decrease in the amount of music, movies, and books created.  With the discovery and elimination of each new copyright infringement, and the destruction of torrent and cyberlocker sites, Takedown Piracy is determined to prevent that from happening.”

Takedown Piracy and Nate Glass continue to be in the media spotlight for their renowned effectiveness fighting piracy.  Featured on CNBC.com, TechDirt.com, The Daily.com, the 1709 Blog, and more, word is spreading about the small but mighty company, and its David versus Goliath story.

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, visit http://takedownpiracy.com/tips/.

On a larger scale, Takedown Piracy’s custom infringement removal tool, the Aikido Program™, 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.  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.  Combined with Takedown Piracy’s new SEO program, Search Clean™, infringements are eliminated from even the largest search engines, like Google.

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.

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

Takedown Piracy Featured as Supporter of The Artists’ Bill of Rights Campaign

Takedown Piracy is featured as a supporter of the Artists’ Bill of Rights campaign.  The campaign was established to promote a set of ethical principles concerning the use of artists’ intellectual property rights in competitions and appeals seeking use of creative content.  An insightful interview with Takedown Piracy owner Nate Glass recently posted on Artists-Bill-of-Rights.org.  The interview spotlights the company’s crusade against digital content theft.

To view Takedown Piracy’s inclusion as a supporter of the Artists’ Bill of Rights, visit http://artists-bill-of-rights.org/about-us/supporters/takedown-piracy/.

For a list of all supporters of the Artists’ Bill of Rights, visit http://artists-bill-of-rights.org/about-us/supporters/.

To read the interview with Takedown Piracy owner Nate Glass, visit http://artists-bill-of-rights.org/news/campaign-news/an-interview-with-takedown-piracy%27s-ceo/.

Artists’ Bill of Rights Campaign Manager Gordon Harrison states, “Artists’ Bill of Rights is a campaigning organization promoting respect for the rights of artists; we are delighted to promote the Takedown Piracy service founded by Nate Glass.  The work it is doing to defend its clients from the scourge of piracy is vital.  We are particularly impressed in Takedown Piracy’s use of the power of technology to protect its clients, such as its Aikido program, which discovers pirated copies of clients’ works and issue takedown notices to the sites hosting them.  We wish them continued success in this important task.”

“Everything we do is about protecting people’s artistic property,” says Nate Glass.  “The Artists’ Bill of Rights campaign has the same goals.  They work to achieve a stop to piracy through education of the masses, while we try to stop piracy at the source.  By supporting each other, we are able to cover all our bases and greatly reduce digital content theft.”

Takedown Piracy and Nate Glass continue to be in the media spotlight for their renowned effectiveness combatting piracy.  Featured on CNBC.com, TechDirt.com, TheDaily.com, the 1709 Blog, and more, word is spreading about the small but mighty company, and its David versus Goliath story.

Each month, Nate Glass educates readers of AVN Magazine and AVN.com with insightful business news regarding digital content protection for the adult industry to absorb and learn from.  Through humor and accessible rhetoric, Glass explores issues every owner of digital content should know.  To read Glass’ most recent article, visit http://www.thedigitaleditiononline.com/publication/?i=93457&p=54.

With consumers becoming better educated on the harms of piracy, Glass created the Takedown Piracy Tips Page, so people can help make a difference.  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, visit http://takedownpiracy.com/tips/.

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.

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

 About the Artists’ Bill of Rights:

The Artists’ Bill of Rights campaign was originally founded in 2008 by a photographers organization, Pro-Imaging.  The campaign was established to promote a set of ethical principles concerning the use of artists’ intellectual property rights in competitions and appeals seeking use of creative content.  The campaign seeks to persuade organizations from all sectors, private, charitable, public and non-profit to adopt these principles, and in return it promotes its supporters.  The Artists’ Bill of Rights is encouraged to have gained considerable support for this campaign from organizations across the globe. For further information, please visit the Artists’ Bill of Rights website at http://artists-bill-of-rights.org.

 About Takedown Piracy:

Takedown Piracy (TDP) is an anti-piracy service started in April of 2009.  The service was founded by 14-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 6.3 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.

According to torrent site poll downloading results in lost sales

So I stumbled across this poll on a torrent site and I just had to share it.  You hear all the time how content owners equate each download with a lost sale.  The filesharing crowd is quick to dismiss this.  Then they counter with anecdotal stories about filesharing making people buy more than before.  It’s all theoretical and it’s pretty easy for people to just say whatever when they are being surveyed, so knowing the actual truth is pretty much impossible.

That being said, according to this actual poll on a torrent site, 57% of the nearly 44,000 respondents are either buying less now that they discovered free downloads, or stopped paying for content COMPLETELY.  Nearly 44% claim that they stopped paying for content completely once they found piracy sites.  While 40% are either spending the same or more than they were before, with only 9% saying they are spending MORE.  You do the math, sounds like piracy is costing copyright holders losses, at least according to this poll.

Cue the “this poll was fixed by the MAFIAA” drones who believe any time the numbers don’t jive with the narrative they want to advance that the numbers must be wrong.