About USA Antipiracy
USA Anti Piracy works
with copyright holders,
media companies, retailers, governmental departments
and auction sites.
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
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
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")
were being supplied on eBay. Since our founders
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
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
against knockoffs and in their fight against
knockoff funded - organized crime.
Knockoffs is based upon a radically new idea.
We provide a free and necessary public service which
benefits everyone (except pirates).
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.
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).
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
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
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
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
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