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International Anti-Piracy Services

GrayZone specializes in high-tech Internet investigations involving bootleg, counterfeit, and pirated product. In the early days, GrayZone was dubbed the "bootbusters" of the entertainment industry.

Our clients include record labels, music publishers, computer software companies, law firms, investigative agencies, recording artists, producers and fashion designers. GrayZone has fostered long-term and amicable relationships with leading Internet Service Providers, international anti-piracy agencies, and popular websites, which enables us to remove infringing product on a moment's notice.

GrayZone, Inc. was founded in 1995 by its Chief Executive Officer Dorothy Sherman. Dorothy believed that a cost-effective investigative, paralegal and internet technology research practice of the highest quality could be established in a creative and stimulating environment. Dorothy is a graduate of Oakland University, New York University and Naropa Institute of Arts. She previously worked at MTV Networks and Home Box Office in legal and business affairs.

In 2003, Douglas Kassem joined the team and currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer. Doug, a graduate of Columbia University, is GrayZone's cutting edge IT scientist and all around "Mission Impossible" problem solver. Learn more >>

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Anti-Piracy, Copyright & Trademark News - Just In

Mechanical Licensing Collective, Digital Services Strike Deal to Fund Music Modernization Act-Mandated Database The Music Modernization Act that passed in October 2018 was hailed as a landmark achievement for the music industry in creating a solution to several issues that have long plagued the business, particularly in the digital age. And today (Nov. 14) marks another critical step forward for the functions the MMA mandates, including the funding for a central database that will allow for the matching of song recordings to rights holders so that songwriters and publishers can get paid for the use of their copyrighted works. Read more >>

Eminem Publisher Sues Spotify Claiming Massive Copyright Breach, "Unconstitutional" Law Eight Mile Style alleges "Lose Yourself" and many of the rapper's hits aren't licensed by the streamer. Now comes a suit eyeing Spotify's billions. Read more >>

Prince's estate has won its legal battle to stop the late rocker's music from being 'bootlegged' as it scores $7M in reparation Prince's estate has won its legal battle to stop the late rocker's music being 'bootlegged'. And it has scored $7 million in reparation from Eye Records by the judge who sided with the Purple one's estate, according to legal docs obtained by TMZ and released on Thursday. Read more >>

EU countries back copyright reforms aimed at Google, Facebook European Union countries on Wednesday endorsed an overhaul of the bloc's copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook Inc. to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram. Read more >>

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