Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pirate Watch: 4 Shared

Unlike Astatalk, 4 Shared makes it very easy to report copyright infringement. There is no series of statements to type out, or overly specific requirements. The is a pop-up window in their 'Contact Us' area with a check box and some simple fields to fill out. (The down side of which is that you have to fill out the form separately, in my case for 7 books). The only question that remains is whether they respond to them with any real alacrity.

Edited to add: after only about an hour they have already responded courteously and removed the first link. So I would agree with those of you who took the time to comment, these guys are a legit file-sharing site.

5 comments:

M Barnette said...

Yes they do. They're based in India and are part of a software development company. They have responded quickly to every request I've sent to have a book taken down, usually within 12-24 hours of the request being sent.

Katrina Strauss said...

4Shared has responded to my takedown requests in a very timely manner.

Emily Veinglory: said...

That is great to hear :)

megleigh said...

Not only timely, but extremely civilly and the person who responded to me was very helpful.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for this post I found 6 of mine on there and it was easy to report : )