About Report Knockoffs

About USA Antipiracy

We take down knockoffs, counterfeits and fakes
About reportknockoffs.us

USA Anti Piracy works with copyright holders, media companies, retailers, governmental departments and auction sites.

USA Anti Piracy History

Some time ago, our founder (Kevin) realized that the vast number of knockoff items being sold on websites such as eBay, Craigs List (owned by eBay), Gumtree (owned by eBay) and other sites such as iOffer were having a serious - detrimental effect on the sale of authentic goods - genuine goods and legitimate businesses.

The simple fact is that legitimate business cannot compete with knockoff goods because pirates (manufacturers and sellers of knockoffs) do not have the same overheads and the fakes are invariably of a much lower quality than genuine goods because they are made from inferior materials and are often made under conditions which would not be allowed by US law or tolerated by a legitimate manufacturer.

However; we know of companies which have closed because they could not compete with knockoffs and honest, hard working people have even lost their homes because of this.

Our founder designed - invented and ran a specialist software company in a brand new market which supplied a range of products based upon Microsoft operating systems - with permission from Microsoft (he was and remains a Microsoft Partner).

Microsoft withdrew permission to supply the product and after some time and considerable legal costs, an accommodation was reached where he was allowed to restart. However, by this time; knockoffs had flooded the market and illegal (often "dangerous") knockoffs were being supplied on eBay. Since our founders financial resources had been severely limited by action against Microsoft, since he could not effectively compete against "low cost" knockoffs and because eBay repeatedly failed to act against the counterfeits, he lost his home.

Report Knockoffs works with many major copyright holders, media companies, retailers, governmental departments and auction sites worldwide. We also provide many copyright holders, and intellectual property rights holders with their own pages on our websites and we support governments against knockoffs and in their fight against knockoff funded - organized crime.

Report Knockoffs is based upon a radically new idea. We provide a free and necessary public service which benefits everyone (except pirates).

We began reporting knockoffs to eBay around 2009 and have continued ever since. However, despite the fact that we employed people to report on a semi full-time basis (for 5 years) from various accounts, eBay usually failed to act.

This obviously means that we have a wealth of evidence against eBay (including sworn statements that eBay fails to act against knockoffs and therefore facilitates piracy). Given the time scales involved (five years of ineffectual reporting), we were obviously frustrated that eBay was openly facilitating piracy.

We therefore began looking at options such as working with companies who are affected by piracy and supplying our evidence, witness statements etc to companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Sony, Disney and many more. To facilitate this (and much more), we developed  systems, gained considerable expertise, approached companies such as Google and successfully negotiated reporting facilities (they act upon our reports).

We were then contacted by eBay, and although skeptical (after 5 years of wasted effort), we accepted their offer to work with us.

Using a specially negotiated - dedicated reporting facility, when Report Knockoffs reports to eBay; they now take action. Quite often; the pirate relists their knockoffs - counterfeit goods, but thanks to our policy of continuing to monitor known pirates, we "take them down" again, again and again. We now have a good working relationship with Google, eBay and many others and in almost every case; when we report knockoffs, the offending listing is removed.

USA Anti Piracy Future
Before going any further, it should be understood that pirates tend to be rather undesirable individuals. Therefore we do not disclose personal information about Report Knockoffs staff, clients or associates.

When we began dealing with legitimate companies, developing relationships and removing knockoff goods from sale, legitimate companies began taking notice.

We have received approaches which may result in our becoming part of a much larger organization.

We have also received invitations for USA Anti Piracy to work with TV and Radio shows.

However; we remain focused on developing our facilities and our relationships with partners. we remain committed to fighting knockoffs.