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my product was ripped onto a torrent, what to do?

 6:57 pm on Jul 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

The DVD I sell online has been ripped and put onto a torrent... not only that, but when people search my product's name, the torrent site ranks #4 in the search results! This definitely has to be hurting my business, because sales have decreased since I noticed this last week.

What can I do to protect my product? If anything, what can I do get the site to not show up when people search my keyword?



 7:08 pm on Jul 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

depends on which torrentsite it is. some have a policy to remove torrents once someone believably claimed copyright. other's don't.

I don't know of any way to "rank them down", you could just try to put other pages up and try to outrank them...


 1:19 pm on Jul 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Look through their site and try to find anything that maybe against googles guidelines and get the entire site banned..


 2:36 pm on Jul 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

At the very least it doesn't hurt to notify the torrent site that your product is on there and you wish it to be removed. There's a chance they will acknowledge your request, and if not, it could be leverage if you need to take legal action sometime in the future.

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