Non-adult client!

I’m pretty excited!

Next week I’ll likely be signing my first non-adult client.  This is an awesome mainstream movie studio that has a library of some really great titles, many of which I personally own so it’s kinda cool to think that I’ll be sending out takedown notices for them.

Anyway, I can’t say much more just yet, so stay tuned!  This is the first step towards a bigger world.

Great news from Google

Anyone that’s had to DMCA Google in the past knows that the search engine giant took FOREVER to get around to your notices. By then, if you had DMCA’d the actual site hosting your content, Google would come back and say that they don’t see infringement on the links you reported. To which people like me would exasperatedly shout “Yeah not now…but there was 2 WEEKS AGO when I sent you this DMCA!”

It would result in a ‘false-positive’ search result listing but one that would just stick there and fuck up your legitimate search rankings. Your only other option was to leave the content out there languishing until Google acted which wasn’t really a wise option.

But all that is about to change…

Google plans on responding to DMCA notices within TWENTY-FOUR HOURS from here on. I can’t wait to see if they do actually do this.

Read the full press release from Google at XBIZ

Scoreboard update

It’s the end of month/start of month time, so around this time I update my totals on infringements removed.

I’m proud to say not only did we surpass the one million mark during the last month but we’re now at a grand total of over 1.2 million copyright infringements removed.

Pretty awesome to see that much stuff taken down.

I’m really proud that in the past few months more and more sites are either getting shut down or enacting filtering of my clients’ content.  I’ve also been hammering the tube sites hard the last month or so, targeting their prime uploaders and frustrating the hell out of them.

I’m always amazed at how many tube videos I’ve had removed. It’s gotta be approaching 10,000 tube vids at this point removed by yours truly.

I’m going to be issuing an end of year report breaking down the stats into different categories and everything.  And unlike some so-called anti-piracy outfits, I show my clients all the DMCAs I send on their behalf as well as maintain a report of all infringements removed.  That means I don’t just pull numbers out of my ass to justify an inflated rate.

So if you’re a copyright owner and you’re looking for an affordable means of fighting piracy, please hit me up.  Even if you don’t use me, there’s some really excellent options out there for copyright owners.  Of course I’d prefer you to contact me, but feel free to also contact these guys.  The important thing is that we all work together to solve the problem right?

Free Speech Coalition APAP