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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

He Helped People Cheat at Grand Theft Auto. Then His Home Was Raided. A gamer in Melbourne has had his assets frozen in connection with a popular video game cheat. He's one of many being sued by game companies worldwide, raising questions about copyright law and the policing of online civility. Read more >>

The Music Modernization Act has been signed into law President Trump has signed the Music Modernization Act (MMA) into law, officially passing the most sweeping reform to copyright law in decades. The bill, heralded by labels, musicians, and politicians, unanimously passed through both the House and Senate before going to the president. The bill revamps Section 115 of the U.S. Copyright Act and aims to bring copyright law up to speed for the streaming era. Read more >>

EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, including internet 'link tax' and 'upload filter' Those in favor say they're fighting for content creators, but critics say the new laws will be 'catastrophic.' The European Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, a controversial piece of legislation intended to update online copyright laws for the internet age. Read more >>

Amazon, Netflix and studios sue subscription service over piracy Hollywood studios usually fight piracy by chasing after software add-ons and free streaming services, with the occasional device thrown in. A paid service, however? That's relatively rare... or at least, it has been. Amazon, Netflix and multiple Hollywood studios (including Disney, Fox, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros.) have sued SET Broadcast over allegations its SET TV service is used expressly for piracy. Read more >>


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