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 five years, Takedown Piracy owner Nate Glass has also become established as a leading expert in anti-piracy methodology and education. In the past several months, Glass has spoken at two top universities and been profiled on ABC News’ Nightline.
“It’s been an amazing five years, with each one surpassing the others,” states Glass, who was recently referred to as a “polarizing figure on the Internet,” and the “Luke Skywalker” of piracy by tech website DailyDot.com. “I am so grateful to have a job I whole-heartedly believe in and to represent and protect the best clients in the entertainment industry.”
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 custom tools, Aikido Program, Aikido 2.0, and Nemesis, or following up on individual files reported through its free piracy tip page, Takedown Piracy has been responsible for the removal of over 30 million copyright infringements.
Glass’ efforts have been so prolific, it caught the attention of producers with ABC News’ Nightline, who profiled Takedown Piracy during a report on piracy in the adult entertainment industry. To watch the report, click here.
"Congratulations to Nate and Takedown Piracy,” says Moose, president of Girlfriends Films, which has employed Takedown Piracy’s services from the very beginning. “Over the past five years, Nate has established himself as one of the true champions of the adult industry by going headfirst after one of our biggest obstacles - piracy. As a result, he often receives threats and derogatory comments from pirates, but he also has the gratitude of thousands of adult industry employees. Girlfriends Films' content is hard to find on tube sites because of Takedown Piracy, which allows us to focus on making great movies."
Wicked Pictures Chief Technology Officer Avi Bitton states, “Every content producer thinks about piracy and must decide to what degree they are going to ignore, accept, fight, and/or attempt to monetize it. Nate Glass’s service is part of our strategy to mitigate the effects of piracy. We maintain constant vigilance in this area and Nate is quick to find, locate, and remove infringements. We are thankful for his service.”
In 2014, Glass teamed with Wicked Pictures contract performer and director Jessica Drake to educate young adults on the consequences of digital piracy. The duo has presented “The Piracy of Sex” lecture series to students at University of Chicago and University of Southern California.
“Takedown Piracy will always be on the front lines of the battle against piracy, but the only way to truly win is through education,” says Glass. “While there will always be some bad apples who are going to pirate movies, book, and games regardless of the situation, I think many people simply don’t realize the effect piracy has on the people creating the content. Jessica and I want to teach people how piracy harms more than the performers on camera, but also the thousands of people working behind the scenes. Similar to iTunes for music, there are inexpensive options for porn fans to watch scenes, while still supporting the industry they love.”
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.
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