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What happens after you use our Report Piracy feature

Takedown Piracy has a feature located at http://takedownpiracy.com/tips which gives anyone in the world the platform to report piracy and copyright infringement.  But you may be wondering what happens once you’ve reported something.  Well, here’s your answer:

1.  If the content you are reporting is owned by a copyright holder that uses Takedown Piracy, we immediately begin the process to have the offending content removed.  First we verify the content is indeed owned by our client, and that it is indeed being used without the permission of our client.  Next, we’ll prepare a takedown notice and send it to the appropriate parties so that they can remove the content.  In most cases it takes 24-72 hours from the time you report something to us to the time it’s removed.  We also respond to your report and include our client in our communications, so that our client can contact you directly should they choose to.  We have had instances where reporters have been rewarded by our clients.  This is not mandatory and your results may vary of course depending on the client.

2.  If the content you are reporting is owned by a company that is NOT using the Takedown Piracy program, we will do our best to make contact with the company (or their designated copyright agent) to inform them of the infringements.  At that point it is up to that copyright owner to choose to utilize our service, or to ignore the copyright infringement.  We can not send takedown notices for those copyright owners that have not authorized us to do so.  It is our belief that many copyright owners don’t know how to start tackling piracy and/or believe that they can not afford a service to help them with this task.  By you reporting to us, it gives us a chance to open up a dialogue with copyright owners that we may not currently be in negotiations with.  We can then inform them of their anti-piracy options and get the ball rolling with them.

We also encourage you to use the Twitter button on the Report Piracy page so you can help us spread the word about this feature.  You can feel free to @mention the copyright holder/performer in your Twitter post as well.  Our goal is to create an army of reporters and continue to turn the tide of rampant copyright infringement.  We need your help to do this!

We hope this answers your questions regarding our Report Piracy feature.  If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to use our contact form to get in touch with us.

Takedown Piracy now scanning 255 sites twice daily…with one mouseclick.

We recently added the ability to scan 255 of the top cyberlocker piracy sites at one click of the mouse. We do this twice daily (anything more is really just overkill). It’s the main reason why we now average sending out over 350 DMCA notices resulting in the removal of over 7,000 infringements daily. So combine this with our recent Aikido Program (see link here) and our renowned ability to deep search and needless to say…there’s not a lot of ways pirates can evade us these days.

And just wait until you hear about our next development…

Happy Birthday Takedown Piracy!

From AVN.com

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—Takedown Piracy (TDP) is celebrating its second anniversary, and from the company’s inception on April 5, 2009, until now, TDP has been responsible for over 2.3 million copyright infringements removed.

Thirteen-year adult industry veteran Nate Glass conceived the idea for TDP as he witnessed adult studios struggling to combat online content theft. Lacking the millions of dollars that music studios throw into their anti-piracy campaigns, most studios chose to simply bear the financial loss. Glass therefore decided to create an affordable and effective service brandishing guerrilla tactics against torrent, tube and cyberlocker sites stealing content.

“What an amazing two years it’s been,” Glass remarked. “Takedown Piracy grew from a one-man, part-time operation to a company boasting over 2.3 million removed infringements. None of it would’ve been possible without the loyalty of our clients, and for that I’m eternally grateful.”

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 for any one of TDP’s clients increased by 400 percent monthly. Glass restructured and enhanced TDP to increase performance, activity and awareness. TDP monitors over 200 of the 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.

Over 50 of the adult industry’s leading studios utilize Takedown Piracy, including Adam & Eve, Wicked Pictures, New Sensations, Hush Hush Entertainment and Girlfriends Films.

“Congratulations to Nate on the second-year anniversary of Takedown Piracy,” New Sensations owner Scott Taylor lauded. “His character and drive are critical to the company’s success, and nobody combats piracy more efficiently and cost-effectively than him and Takedown Piracy. We will continue to trust in Takedown Piracy for our content protection needs.”

Among the many attributes separating Takedown Piracy from its competitors is its new custom tool, the Aikido Program. 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 in piracy 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.

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 other social media.

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

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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Takedown Piracy Removes 1.6 Million Infringements

Via AVN.com

Takedown Piracy Removes 1.6 Million Infringements

Owner Nate Glass restructures TDP to increase performance, activity and awareness

Takedown Piracy Removes 1.6 Million Infringements

Posted Feb 25th, 2011 08:00 AM

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—Piracy is one of the top issues hurting the adult industry, and each day more torrent, tube and cyberlocker sites launch with stolen content. With more than 1.6 million content infringements removed, Takedown Piracy (TDP) is providing the adult industry with a way to fight back by offering copyright holders an affordable and highly effective means to wage war against these thieves.

Owner Nate Glass, a 13-year veteran in the adult industry, started TDP in 2009, while working for Hush Hush Entertainment and Shane’s World. Since leaving Hush Hush in November 2010, Glass has restructured and enhanced the service to increase performance, activity and awareness.

“Since making Takedown Piracy my sole venture, the DMCA notices sent out on any one of my clients has increased by 400 percent monthly,” Glass said. “I am now able to focus entirely on piracy and combat it with a multi-faceted approach. TDP monitors over 200 of the leading piracy culprits, providing clients with monthly breakdowns on our success.  As our company grows, so do our resources and resolve to protect our clients’ content.”

More than 50 of the adult industry’s leading studios utilize Takedown Piracy, including Adam & Eve, Wicked Pictures, New Sensations, Hush Hush Entertainment and Girlfriends Films.

“Takedown Piracy often has our pirated content removed before we even know it was stolen,” said Girlfriends Films Vice President Moose. “They are available any time of day we need them, and if we notify them of an infringement, it’s handled in a matter of hours. Nate goes right to the source of the piracy on our behalf, not wasting time on end-user litigation. We don’t want to punish those interested in watching a Girlfriends Films movie. Going after the uploaders ensures our movies are obtained the legal way.”

Andrew S., owner of Hush Hush Entertainment, added, “Takedown Piracy is worth every cent I pay them to protect our content; actually, it would be worth it paying twice as much. With piracy on the rise, it’s even more important for studios to invest in counter measures, and there is no one better than Takedown Piracy’s Nate Glass. His DMCA results continue to grow exponentially each month, which in turn, is great for our bottom line.”

Takedown Piracy actively tracks at least nine different ways content may be pirated, and 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.

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

To better understand Takedown Piracy’s services, click here.

For more information about Takedown Piracy, click here.

3 new studios signed up for Takedown Piracy this month!

Takedown Piracy is proud to announce that 3 more studios have finalized deals with us to use our service, bringing the total to over 50 top adult studios on our roster.  These days it’s almost like who ISN’T using Takedown Piracy.  Combined with the efforts of other removal services, litigation and more innovative distribution methods, the adult industry has really turned a corner on the rampant piracy problem.

Nate featured on GramPonante.com

If you don’t read GramPonante.com you’re really missing out on some great writing.  In our industry, we get a lot of hack writers and wannabe journalists but every once in a great while, we’re blessed with a true talent like Gram.

I recently sat down with Gram for a brief (4 hour or so!) interview which he deftly summed up in a great article about yours truly.  Check it out:

http://gramponante.com/nate-glass-the-last-man-working-in-porn/