How Does Piracy Differs From Industry To Industry?
The type of online piracy your business maybe experiencing entirely depends on the industry you operate in.
Take for example stocks & forex trading software which is often shared on websites which are hosted in territories which don’t typically acknowledge copyright law. This require a completely different approach to information products / eLearning courses in the internet marketing and self improvement verticals. Here a cottage industry of pirate reseller sites has sprung up offering premium courses at steep discounts.
We move onto WordPress themes and plugins. Pirated themes are often installed on websites without the site owner’s knowledge by a corner cutting web developer they hire. The themes themselves often aren’t shared publicly so there are very few links to take down but thousands of sites which are using the pirated code. The challenge is in finding these sites and get the site owner to purchase a legitimate license.
The same is true of copyrighted photos, graphics and vectors. Often those using these have no idea they are doing so illegally. Similarly to WordPress (although a different detection method is used), the objective is to locate these instances.
Torrenting remains the primary distribution channel for pirated movies and TV shows.
The key to catching pirated versions of new music releases is in the first 24 hours of a leak occurring.
Ebooks / academic publications attract a lot of ClickScam which requires strong whitelisting protocols.
These are just a couple of examples. We could go on but I suspect you get the idea.
In the same way that if you had chronic back pain a visit to a chiropractor would be much better than just going to see your family doctor, any piracy protection agency worth considering will specialise in protecting digital products within your specific niche.