The COPYRIGHT-POLICE successfully fights piracy for shopmaker.com merchants

copyright-police logoLast summer shopmaker.com decided to contract the anti-piracy experts of the COPYRIGHT-POLICE (www.copyright-police.com). Since then almost 50.000 files stolen from shopmaker shops have been successfully deleted by the COPYRIGHT-POLICE from tube sites, forums, file lockers, search engines and torrents.

Automatic crawlers and dedicated employees of the COPYRIGHT POLICE permanently scan the internet for pirated films and images. The stolen material is catalogued in a huge database and the rightful content owner is identified in a second process step, partly automated, partly manual. If the content owner is a customer of the COPYRIGHT-POLICE then DMCA takedown notices are sent to the pirate site to delete the content from there.

Basic anti-piracy coverage (COPYRIGHT-POLICE’s Bronze package) is free for all shopmaker shops, a 29€ / month value. It includes:
  • your shopmaker shop prominently shows the COPYRIGHT-POLICE logo to scare pirates even before they steal your content
  • you have your very own account at the COPYRIGHT-POLICE with sophisticated statistics about your content and your piracy problem
  • automated Crawlers are trained with your shop’s keywords (i.e. URL and shop name)
  • automated DMCA takedowns and escalations
  • you can always report stolen files you found yourself and have them removed

Shopmaker merchants who want to do even more against piracy can upgrade to more comprehensive COPYRIGHT-POLICE packages (SILVER, GOLD and DIAMOND) at a reduced price (your 29 Euros from above are taken into account). The higher end packages basically include more manpower and more keywords. Not only automated crawlers will be looking for your stolen material, but also a dedicated human team (located in Germany, Poland, India and the United States) will actively search the corners of the internet for your content.

If you are interested to upgrade, drop us a mail via our contact page.

100 % success rate of shopmaker.com’s anti-piracy DMCA department

About a year ago we asked for your support to further improve our anti-piracy activities. In particular we recommended putting watermarks into your videos / images for easier identification of illegally shared files. And we encouraged you to send us the links to your pirated files to complement our own search activities.

Shopmaker.com’s abuse department follows a multi-stage escalation process based upon the legal framework provided by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Any company on the Internet that receives a so-called “DMCA Takedown Notice” is legally bound to act immediately and remove the pirated files.

Our escalation process has stood the test of time. In the last year all (!!!) files that we complained about have been deleted in the end, a 100% success rate. Sometimes the file sharing website itself did not comply immediately, so we had to escalate the process to the infringing website’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) or even its payment provider. But in the end all pirated material was successfully removed.

Please continue to send us any pirated file you find to abuse@shopmaker.com in order to continue this success story and keep up the fight against piracy.