Pink Visual targets rampant porn piracy

Posted by Lydia Leavitt

As part of the ongoing effort to stop online piracy, porn mega company Pink Visual is rethinking its battle strategy. 



Feeling newly invigorated by the Free Speech Coalition's Anti-Piracy Action Program launched in April as well as the Obama administration's harsher stance on digital piracy, the company has taken steps to remove all pirated content from the Internet using mostly litigation targeting site owners - a tactic the company has conspicuously avoided in the past.

Pink Visual plans to restrict downloadable content to only long-term members with subscriptions and to block the use of mass download managers. 

In addition, the company has hired Degban.com to scan over 100,000 sites hourly to find any violators and issue removal requests.

Pink Visual targets rampant porn piracy Pink Visual previously partnered with the Free Speech Coalition as part of the aforementioned Anti-Piracy Action Program, which tracks the company's content across over 20 major video sites and automatically removes the videos.

The folks in Washington are also pumping money and effort into anti digital piracy programs. 



Most recently, the feds took down some major sites citing "copyright infringement" under the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA). 



While the feds did not focus on porn, it does mark a new effort in the war against online piracy.

Pink Visual opted against filing major lawsuits against individual users in the past in the past, although the president of the company, Allison Vivas, recently stated the company is "actively preparing litigation against several tube and torrent site operators."

Pink Visual plans to hold these operators liable for damages, and is urging site operators to adopt a digital fingerprint filtering technology to locate any violations.

"We are planning to roll out a new content delivery method and new price structure that we feel will appeal more to end-users who place a high premium on affordability, accessibility, convenience and privacy," Vivas said.

No word if Pink Visual is working with any other porn companies in this endeavor, and only time will tell if it's indeed possible to scour the Internet of piracy.

(Via CreativeLoafing)