Camgirls / Amateur Porn Producers: Fighting Piracy With DMCA

DMCA

How To Protect Yourself From Piracy and Remove Stolen Content

Stolen content is a major issue that camgirls, amateur porn producers and other adult models have to face. People will take your videos, photos and put them up onto tube sites and share them over social media. You own the rights to all your contents and performances. Without giving permission to republish, this is illegal and can be taken down. unfortunately, sometimes webmasters don’t comply. Also, if you’re not having someone submit the claim on your behalf, you’ll have to put down your name and information on the takedown notice.

Luckily, there’s some ways around this. Certain networks and studios provide DMCA takedown services. There’s also platforms to monitor and automatically submit requests. It’s also possible to grant a party the rights to submit requests on your behalf. This will prevent your name and information from being exposed to the pirates. Here’s some information and tips on DMCA protection and takedowns.

 

Do Not Provide Your Real Name / Personal Information

Never send the DMCA requests yourself! Models go to great length to hide their real identities and there’s been numerous cases where pirates have used the real identity provided in DMCA towndown notices as blackmail! These pirates will threaten to post the camgirl / performers real identity all over the internet. Here’s some ways to go about sending DMCA takedowns without using your real nformation:

Grant A Party The Right To Submit Requests On Your Behalf – Luckily, DMCA allows someone to submit a request on behalf of the content owner (you). If you’ve got a friend that would be willing to draft and submit the letter on your behalf, it’ll be their name and address on the takedown notice. If you have a friend in a different state, that will add an addition level of privacy protection to the takedown notices.

Submit A Request To The Camming Site / Network – Most of the camming sites or adult marketplace sites will submit DMCA takedown requests on your behalf. Most sites will only do this for content that was uploaded or streamed via their site. If it’s something that you were selling / posting elsewhere, they most likely will not submit a notice on your behalf.

Partner With A Studio Providing DMCA Protection – There are studios that provide DMCA protection to their models. Unlike camming sites, which will only send notices for content from their site, studios will provide protection for all their model’s content. This makes it much more comprehensive than some of the other DMCA services.

 

Camming Sites / Clip Selling Sites That Provide DMCA Protection

There are many camming sites, adult marketplace sites and other networks that provide in-house DMCA protection to their models and studios. These sites will either actively monitor or submit takedown requires on your behalf. Here’s the sites offering DMCA protection:

BongaCams – BongaCams has hired an in-house lawyer. This lawyer will assist models in removing stolen videos from any 3rd party sites. Requesting services from the lawyer can be done directly through the model dashboard.

CamWithHer – CamWithHer has an in-house employee to handle the DMCA takedown requests. If you’re a CWH model and you stumble upon capped shows or stolen content, get a hold of CamWithHer and they’ll handle the takedown request on your behalf.

Chaturbate – Chaturbate will help models remove content stolen from their site. This includes recorded camming shows and photo or video content featured on the model’s profile. In order for Chaturbate to assist in the takedown requests, models must submit the file location To Chaturbate in order for them to assist. (NOT the url where the file is located, right-click to get the actual file location!)

Clips4Sale – Clips4Sale is a video selling site that specializes in fetish content. Clips4Sale offers free in-house DMCA protection for all content that gets uploaded and sold on their platform.

ModelCentro – ModelCentro is a free site-builder designed for adult entertainers. It allows models to easily build their very own membership fanclub sites. No coding is necessary using their visual site builder. ModelCentro will submit takedown requests on behalf of their models.

MyFreeCams – MyFreeCams is a very popular camming site. If there’s a recorded camming show, MyFreeCams will submit a takedown request on behalf of their models.

Naked.com – Naked is a popular camming site that features tons of big name adult stars. Naked.com sends out DMCA requests on on behalf of their models. This includes recorded shows as well as photo or video content uploaded to Naked.com.

 

Studios That Provide In-House DMCA

Dimepeace Studio – Dimepeace studio is an innovative new studio that provides a wide range of services to models. One of these services is DMCA monitoring and protection. This is 100% free to studio models. Dimepeace will monitor the internet, tube sites and social media for pirated content and send out notices whenever it’s discovered.

 

Platforms For DMCA Monitoring and Takedown

CamModelProtection – CamModelProtection is a DMCA monitoring and protection suite developed specifically for cam models. They’ve got several pricing tiers which provides different levels of service.

DMCA512 – DMCA512 is a DMCA monitoring company that has developed tools that allow them to look for files on tons of sites and even in different languages. DMCA512  actively monitors the internet for your pirated content and submits takedown notices whenever pirated material is discovered.

DMCA.com – DMCA.com gives you all the tools you need to submit your own DMCA takedown notices. They’ve got an easy to use form builder that allows you to generate and download PDF takedown letters. DMCA.com also provides badges for your websites and resources to learn more about DMCA.

  • Feel free to shoot an email to info@webcamstartup.com with any questions you might have about DMCA, piracy and other related topics. It’s something that I’ve been a lot more involved in lately, and have successfully helped models get stolen videos, photos removed. This includes foreign torrent sites.