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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.

Another one bites the dust

A few years ago there were 2 really big adult torrent sites.  Empornium and PureTNA.  Once DMCA companies such as mine and others started hammering these sites with DMCAs, combined with lawyers threatening to shut them down, these 2 sites eventually folded.

The #3 adult torrent site at the time was Cheggit.net and nearly all the old users from Emp and PTNA migrated there to upload and download copyrighted content.

At first the site tried hiding in numerous offshore countries where they would not have to comply with DMCAs but eventually they tried to become DMCA compliant by hiring DMCANotice.com to handle DMCAs.  Once word got around that Cheggit was complying, myself and at least one other removal company began monitoring the site daily resulting in 100s if not 1000s of torrents were being reported every day.  The site complied with these notices quickly and without incident.  This immediately resulted in panic on the forum as users pleaded with the site to move offshore again and to stop removing torrents.  If you’ve seen my “Talk Like A Pirate” screenshots on Facebook, nearly all of them came from this site.  Myself and the other removal company were literally removing content within minutes of it being posted.

Eventually the site went into a maintenance mode, which they had remained in for nearly all of the past week.  Eventually it was revealed today that the site was going dark and shutting down.  The owner (who had been identified as a New Mexico or Oklahoma resident), was vague as to the exact reasoning but mentioned that starting in December 11 (when we started monitoring) it became too difficult to keep the site compliant.  I’m sure there was legal pressure as well and I know my company wasn’t the only one involved in takedowns so a big kudos to everyone else involved.  I know both myself and Eric from RemoveYourContent were on this daily.  I can’t stress this enough how much effort both Eric and myself put into this from our end.  I’m sure more will come out in the coming weeks and we’ll learn about others who were involved in taking this site down, in addition to the general climate post-Megaupload where copyright infringers are learning there are repercussions for violating the rights of others.

No doubt the freeloaders will migrate somewhere else and try and reestablish their den of thieves.  But we will be there waiting.

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.

Continue reading Piracy 101 – Taking Action

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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Blue Underground Hires Takedown Piracy

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Indie DVD distributor Blue Underground has retained the services of Takedown Piracy to protect its content against online theft. Since enlisting Takedown Piracy, copyright infringements against Blue Underground are virtually eradicated. Takedown Piracy protects the distributor’s re-mastered copies of rare cult classics ranging from grindhouse to action to horror. The boutique anti-piracy company’s affordable and highly effective services allow anyone to utilize it against torrent, tube and cyberlocker sites publishing stolen content.

“Takedown Piracy has opened my eyes to the pervasive, ugly, digital-age underbelly of Internet piracy,” said Blue Underground, Inc. President William Lustig. “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.”

Blue Underground has been responsible for the release of such classics as Tinto Brass’s Salon Kitty, Jess Franco’s Venus In Furs and several volumes of Al Goldstein’s seminal (and sexy) New York cable show, Midnight Blue. For a list of Blue Underground’s newest releases, visit this page.

“Blue Underground does a great service to the artistic community by preserving and releasing films that would otherwise disappear”, added Takedown Piracy owner Nate Glass. “Takedown Piracy is also protecting these movies, but in a different manner. We are ensuring a great studio like Blue Underground is able to operate by preventing online theft of its movies. Everyone has a right to safeguard their artistic endeavors.”

While Glass started Takedown Piracy two years ago, it wasn’t until November 2010 that he was able to turn it into a full-time venture. Since then, the DMCA notices sent out on any one of TDP’s clients have increased by 400% monthly. Glass restructured and enhanced TDP to increase performance, activity and awareness. TDP monitors leading piracy culprits, providing clients with monthly breakdowns on its success. As the company grows, so does its resources and resolve to protect clients’ content. To date, TDP has removed over 3.5 million copyright infringements for its clients.

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 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. To report a copyright violation using Takedown Piracy’s tip page, click here.

To view a statistical breakdown of infringements removed by Takedown Piracy, visit here.

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.

Takedown Piracy adds copyright infringers from Twitter, Wjunction

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.