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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 con...

Kayden Kross Pens Impassioned Anti-Piracy Op-Ed for IBT

CYBERSPACE—Writer/director/performer Kayden Kross brought her word crafting skills to the International Business Times over the weekend with an op-ed piece laying out in stark detail the toll porn piracy has taken on the adult industry ...

Legalese Column: Int'l Trade Commission Can’t Stop Piracy

This article originally ran in the February 2016 issue of AVN magazine. Click here to see the digital edition. Before delving into this month’s topic, a quick note concerning the topic in the December issue is warranted. The topic of that co...

MetArt Sues Pornhub, Alleging Piracy of Content

MIAMI, Fla.—On Thursday, Hydentra L.P., which does business as adult content providers MetArt and SexArt, sued MindGeek USA, owner of (among many other things) Pornhub and its latest incarnation, PornhubPremium, alleging that Pornhub.com has...

Pipedream Fights Back Against Product Piracy

CHATSWORTH, California—In an effort to combat the ever-growing piracy of pleasure products, Pipedream has teamed up with Piracy Stops Here. "We've all been frustrated with piracy and intellectual property theft—and when you're on top, ...

Australia on Track to Pass Sweeping Anti-Piracy Legislation

AUSTRALIA—In what TorrentFreak is calling "a whirlwind of activity," new legislation titled The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill is making its way somewhat surreptitiously through the Australian parliament and is expected to be...

Takedown Piracy Responds to Google 'Carpet Bomb' Complaint

CYBERSPACE—Earlier today, TorrentFreak posted an article about takedown requests sent by Takedown Piracy (TDP) to Google that erroneously targeted suspected infringement on the web-based Git repository hosting service, Github. But what Torre...

Takedown Piracy Announces Anti-Piracy 'Game Changer'

LOS ANGELES—The way the adult industry protects its online content from piracy has been upgraded by Takedown Piracy’s exclusive new digital fingerprinting program. Utilized as an application in Takedown Piracy’s Nemesis custom to...

Study Finds SE Results Sway Consumer Behavior Re: Piracy

LOS ANGELES—A study by Carnegie Mellon University published this month has attempted to develop empirical evidence on the extent to which search engine results influence "consumer piracy choices." The study was conducted, according to its ab...

Mike Kulich Issues Porn Piracy Challenge via YouTube

LOS ANGELES—Industry vet Mike Kulich has issued a statement cum challenge on the perennial issue of piracy, which he says continues to plague the adult entertainment industry. "Over the last five years," reads the statement, "the adult indus...

Canadian Court Upholds Jules Jordan Piracy Award

QUEBEC, Canada—In a stunning win in one of the adult industry's longest-running court cases, the Superior Court of Quebec ruled on Tuesday that Respondents Alain Elmaleh and his companies, 144942 Canada, Inc. and Leisure Time Video Canada, I...

FSC to Demo Anti-Piracy Program for Manufacturers at ANME

CANOGA PARK, Calif.—Free Speech Coalition representatives will attend the ANME-Founders Showthis week. The show takes place July 12-14 at the Burbank Airport Marriott in Burbank, Calif. At the FSC booth, staff will have information about the...

Takedown Piracy Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

LOS ANGELES—Rather than blowing out candles, Takedown Piracy celebrated its 5-year anniversary by removing its 30 millionth copyright infringement. In addition to keeping clients’ content safe from digital pirates over the past fi...

Fighting Porn Piracy, One Stupid Hollywood Comment at a Time

HOLLYWOODLAND—By now, many fans of adult entertainment must have heard about actor Samuel L. Jackson's name check of Redtube. But many in the industry didn't need to be reminded about the problem of online piracy. Takedown Piracy founder Nat...

'Daily Dot' Talks Porn Piracy With Siri

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Internet news site The Daily Dot published an extensive profile Wednesday of 2013 AVN Best New Starlet nominee Siri. While the article recounts Siri's entrance into the industry and the many ways she connects with her fans...

Norwegian Internet Anti-Piracy Law Goes Into Effect Today

NORWAY—An anti-piracy law years in the making went live today in Norway, a country known for being friendly to the digital pirate ethos… until today. The law tears down previous barriers to rightsholder monitoring of alleged infringer...

Takedown Piracy Targets Infringing Tube Sites

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 prog...

Google in State AGs Digital Piracy Crosshairs

CYBERSPACE—Google is blamed for a lot of what’s wrong with the world, probably with some justification, but whereas in the U.K. Google is increasingly being held up as a facilitator of child sexual abuse, in the States the tech giant i...

Legalese Column: Piracy …Will There Ever Be a Reversal?

This article originally ran in the April 2013 issue of AVN magazine. It seems that the adult video industry already must have taken all of the beating that it ever could from piracy. The adult internet industry has largely revised its business mod...

Fox Business Network Ponders Manwin, Piracy, Wall Street

NEW YORK—Senior Correspondent Charlie Gasparino is an entertaining and often enlightened presence on the Fox Business Network, but watching him try to make sense out of Manwin and online porn over the past few days has been kind of like watc...

Final Vindication for Jules Jordan in 2007 Kaytel Piracy Case

LOS ANGELES—It was a simple two-sentence letter sent by the Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court to the Clerk of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and dated October 1, 2012. It read, "The court today entered the following order in the above-ent...

IFFOR Issues Green Paper on Policies to Reduce Piracy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR) has published a Green Paper that identifies six pragmatic ways for companies to foil the efforst of pirates aimed at stealing their content. The issue of stolen ...

Takedown Piracy Removes 10 Millionth Infringement

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Ten million artist and producer copyrights are protected as a result of Takedown Piracy’s services. Equipped with custom tools and an advanced SEO program, Takedown Piracy is eliminating copyright infringements ...

Stop Thief: Good Anti-Piracy Strategy Makes a Difference

This article originally ran in the July 2012 issue of AVN. Click here to see the magazine online. If you get into a debate with anyone from the pro-piracy crowd, you’re likely to hear anti-piracy called a lot of disparaging things: Whack-a-M...

Ofcom Posts Revised Code Detailing ISP Anti-Piracy Process

UNITED KINGDOM—Ofcom, the independent regulator in the U.K. for the communications industry, released a draft code for consultation Tuesday that explains the manner in which internet service providers are expected to interact with customers ...