Industry’s Most Renowned Anti-Piracy Expert & Advocate Is on a Mission to Protect Copyrighted Content from Theft!
LOS ANGELES (November 26, 2014) — Takedown Piracy owner Nate Glass is nominated for the Progressive Leadership Award at the 2015 XBIZ Executive Awards. As the adult industry’s most renowned anti-piracy expert and advocate, Glass is on a mission to protect copyright content from theft. Along the way, he continues to garner mass amounts of media attention on piracy, as well as the adult industry as a whole.
As stated on XBIZExecAwards.com, nominees for the Progressive Leadership Award are pioneers blazing unknown trails to explore what’s on the horizon and adopt new strategies often becoming standard practices for years to come. Their risks often go hand in hand with their creativity.
“Thank you so much to everyone at XBIZ for this honor – I’m shocked, moved, and proud,” says Glass. “XBIZ has been a great supporter of Takedown Piracy over the years, for which I am extremely appreciative.”
Though grateful for the nomination, Glass’ path to grow one of the most effective and well-known anti-piracy services in the world did not stem from a desire to be liked. In fact, it has made him one of the most hated men on the Internet, often receiving death threats from digital pirates.
Earlier this year, tech website DailyDot.com referred to Glass as a “polarizing figure on the Internet,” and the “Luke Skywalker” of piracy, though Forbes.com previously dubbed him the “Darth Vader of porn piracy.”
Additional 2014 media attention surrounding Glass and Takedown Piracy includes being prominently featured on ABC’s Nightline,” as well as expert commentary in articles from Men’s Health, BBC News, USA Today,Wired.com, Annenberg TV News, Huffington Post, Salon, Washington Post, Creative Loafing, and more.
Glass also spoke with Wicked Pictures contract performer jessica drake at two top universities this year – University of Chicago and University of Southern California. Their lecture on “The Piracy of Sex” is detailed in a feature article on popular tech site BetaBeat.com.
“It’s been a crazy year of new developments, media coverage, speaking engagements, and battling piracy, but this XBIZ nomination really is one of the highlights,” says Glass. “It reminds of the reason I do this – for my friends and colleagues in the industry who I greatly respect and want to help protect.”
Takedown Piracy made waves in the entertainment industry earlier in November when it announced its new, exclusive digital fingerprinting program. Utilized as an application in Takedown Piracy’s revered Nemesis™ custom tool, the “game changing” service is now available for adult studios to utilize. Glass will be available to demonstrate how the digital fingerprints work to content producers at AVN Media’s 2015 Internext andAdult Entertainment Expo (AEE) in Las Vegas, and XBIZ Media’s 2015 XBIZ 360 in Los Angeles.
The XBIZ Executive Awards will be held on January 14 at the Andaz Hotel, 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. It honors the industry’s outstanding individuals who have helped further their company’s success.
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 nearly 40 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 the XBIZ Exec Awards:
Achieving success, reaching the pinnacle of ones’ profession and fueling brands that excite, influence, and motivate is the driving force behind the XBIZ Executive Awards. With constant economic and technological challenges and facing a mainstream business world that presents an uncertain relationship at every turn, today’s industry leaders represent some of the most progressive and creative group of executives in business today. The XBIZ Executive Awards celebrate these movers and shakers who pour their hearts and souls into their careers and, by doing so, propel their brands to new heights of success. For more information, visithttp://www.xbizexecawards.com.