Blue Underground Hires Takedown Piracy

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Indie DVD distributor Blue Underground has retained the services of Takedown Piracy to protect its content against online theft. Since enlisting Takedown Piracy, copyright infringements against Blue Underground are virtually eradicated. Takedown Piracy protects the distributor’s re-mastered copies of rare cult classics ranging from grindhouse to action to horror. The boutique anti-piracy company’s affordable and highly effective services allow anyone to utilize it against torrent, tube and cyberlocker sites publishing stolen content.

“Takedown Piracy has opened my eyes to the pervasive, ugly, digital-age underbelly of Internet piracy,” said Blue Underground, Inc. President William Lustig. “I’m sure Takedown Piracy’s tenacious copyright notice campaign on behalf of Blue Underground has given some pirates pause before going through the effort of posting my company’s copyrighted properties.”

Blue Underground has been responsible for the release of such classics as Tinto Brass’s Salon Kitty, Jess Franco’s Venus In Furs and several volumes of Al Goldstein’s seminal (and sexy) New York cable show, Midnight Blue. For a list of Blue Underground’s newest releases, visit this page.

“Blue Underground does a great service to the artistic community by preserving and releasing films that would otherwise disappear”, added Takedown Piracy owner Nate Glass. “Takedown Piracy is also protecting these movies, but in a different manner. We are ensuring a great studio like Blue Underground is able to operate by preventing online theft of its movies. Everyone has a right to safeguard their artistic endeavors.”

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 on any one of TDP’s clients have increased by 400% monthly. Glass restructured and enhanced TDP to increase performance, activity and awareness. TDP monitors 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. To date, TDP has removed over 3.5 million copyright infringements for its clients.

Among the many attributes separating Takedown Piracy from its competitors is its new custom tool, the Aikido Program, which is now running on a separate server as well. 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 illegal downloads 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.

Wanting to better involve the fans of Takedown Piracy’s numerous artist clients, the company created a tips page. Millions of additional eyes provide Takedown Piracy with an army seeking out illegal downloads on torrent, tube and cyberlocker sites. Users are asked to report the copyright owner and a link to the infringement. To report a copyright violation using Takedown Piracy’s tip page, click here.

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