How DMCA Takedown Service Works

Your Professional Automatic Takedown Solution.

Online piracy is a serious problem. Copyright hero provides automatic DMCA takedown service that will remove illegal copies of your files such as ebook, audiobooks video courses etc. from file sharing and torrent sites.

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What is the DMCA - Digital Millennium Copyright Act?

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States law created in 1996 which regulates copyright violations on the Internet (among other things). The DMCA is US law, however, other countries have passed similar laws and Internet companies worldwide adhere to it. This makes the DMCA particularly useful to fight online piracy.

What is a DMCA takedown notice?

The DMCA defines a systematic, extrajudicial process for complaints about pirated content. If you’re a rightsholder and discover that your work has been pirated, you can send a formal complaint to the website. The website is then obliged to remove the infringing content.

Do pirate sites respond to DMCA takedown notices?

Usually, pirate sites are hosted in countries with lax copyright laws, and do not respond to DMCA takedown requests. However, most pirate sites do not host the infringing content themselves - instead, they use free filehosters like Rapidgator or uploaded.net. Those filehosters are usually very cooperative, and react to DMCA notifications quickly.

Why automate DMCA takedown?

When your work gets pirated, it usually gets pirated in many places at once. And sometimes, pirates notice that their files have been removed, and they upload them again.

When searching by hand, it’s easy to miss some pirated files. It is important to find all stolen files, and get them removed consistently.

For these reasons, it is important to use an automatic anti-piracy solution. An automatic solution can scan the Internet every day, detect new files as soon as they appear, and check if they actually get removed.

Save time and effort with an effective DMCA takedown solution

By requesting a free report you can find copies of your work. Our anti-piracy guide shows you how to get these files removed, by sending DMCA takedown notices yourself.

However, this is very time-consuming. Even if you just have a few files, you’ll need to find the contact emails for filehosters, write your takedown notices, and follow up to check if the files are removed.

By using an automatic solution, your time investment drops to zero, and the results are much better than what you can achieve by hand.

We scan and search the web with different methods

Copyright Hero is a professional anti-piracy service for authors of eBooks and video courses. We use a variety of scan methods to find as many pirated files as possible:

  • We search Google and Bing for pirated copies
  • We download complete pirate sites into our database, to detect all files on them.

Our system can deal with any obstacles. For example, pirates might use redirect links to hide the true location of the files. They may also use captchas (for example: “Please type these numbers to prove you are human”). We deal with both.

We focus primarily on publicly available files. However, we also have member access to some private pirate sites, further increasing the number of results we find.

Get your stolen Product removed in 4 Steps

When you sign up for our DMCA takedown service, we handle everything for you. You won’t have to do anything, and you’ll receive monthly reports on your piracy situation.

Step 1 You tell us about your eBook, video course or software

We can check your website, and set up your account with all your titles.

Step 2 We scan the Internet for copyright infringement

Our system checks for copyright infringement every day. We use a variety of sources for our search, and we look primarily for publicly available files stored on filehosters: This is the kind of piracy that’s most common, and the easiest to solve.

Step 3 We send DMCA takedown notice

After making sure we have identified the right files, we send DMCA takedown notices to the filehosters. This is successful 90% of the time. A small number of filehosters doesn’t react to DMCA takedown notices. In that case, we send complaints to Google, asking them to remove the sites from their search results.

Step 4 We monitor the results

We check up on the stolen files, and make sure they get removed, or hidden from Google. You will receive monthly reports. You can also log into our system to check your piracy status at any time.

Your Benefits with our DMCA solution

By choosing our service, you get the following benefits:

  • You can stop worrying about piracy and focus on more important tasks
  • Your sales will increase, because casual pirates will be unable to find illegal copies, give up, and some will just buy your product.
  • Everything is handled for you: We keep you informed about your anti-piracy situation, but you don’t need to do anything.
  • Complete Protection: Our service includes an unlimited number of DMCA takedowns. No matter how many files we find, we will attempt to get them all removed.
  • Risk-free: You can cancel at any time. We also offer an unconditional 30-day money-back-guarantee.

We detect pirated content fully automatically

We detect copies of your works, and we filter them both automatically and by hand. This ensures that all results are valid. You don’t need to do anything. You don’t even need to think about piracy anymore -- we take care of everything.

We effectively remove pirated files

We have years of experience in anti-piracy, and use the following approach for effective removal:

  • For files stored on filehosters, we send automatic DMCA takedown notices.
  • For filehosters that don’t react to these takedown notices, we remove all links from Google.
  • When the files are successfully removed from filehosters, then we do not remove the pirate site from Google. After a few weeks, there will be lots of pirate sites with non-functioning links. This is useful, because it effectively hides any instances of piracy that may still remain online.

Your sales will increase by 10-20%

There is numerous research showing a significant increase in sales when fighting piracy. For example, the university of Minnesota investigated the sales benefit of using piracy protection, and the damage done by piracy left unchecked. They concluded that piracy protection increases eBook sales by at least 11.4% as reported here.

A 2015 study by the European Commission found that piracy hurts book sales with very high certainty. They also found that most pirates would actually be willing to pay for creative works!