Happy new year's eve... i found a new pirate who posted links of previews to my dvds on youtube, which then redirected to their pirate site, based in singapore, where they use paypal to resell illegal downloads of my content.
So to shut down 'group buy' pirate forums, and pirate websites that take paypal, one countermeasure I use is to file Paypal infringement report pdfs w/legal DMCA notice sent directly to paypal (and hosting provider and domain registrar), per:
anyone have any other tips on shutting down commercial pirates? filesharing on forums is a bunch of DMCAs sent, hassle... another category entirely, which is directly criminal, is those websites that sell pirated dvds and video download access; those are easy to prosecute criminally, since they are profiting, not just filesharing.
One thing I also routinely do is report pirate forums and sites directly to the POLICE department (usually cybercrime division, is who to ask for) in their country of origin, using both whois domain lookups and geoIP lookups since sometimes their whois info is fake, as they use proxy redirects. People learn not to pirate my stuff because I will a) hit them in the pocketbook with merchant account shutdowns and b) have them arrested for piracy of my content. Theft is theft, and I put them down.
I'm thinking of starting a website with police reports, pictures of pirates I've had busted, site shutdown information and the rest... good idea? Kind of like how they used to show hung pirates in Jamaica Bay back in the 1600s, as a deterrent to other pirates.... a digital deterrent.
oh happy new years,