Service that tracks and removes llegal file sharing now available to the film industry.
Launched eight months ago, muso.com provides a browser-based interface allowing rights-holders to scan illegal websites for their titles, and then the ability to takedown infringing material.
More than one thousand music companies use the service, including Sony RCA, Beggars Group, Polydor, PIAS, Geffen and Ministry of Sound.
In August 2011 the service claims to have discovered 2.2m illegal files, searching 21.5m pages.
Christopher Elkins of Muso.com comments: “We set out with the simple goal of giving rights holders a straightforward and hugely cost-effective tool to take fast, decisive action in identifying and removing illegal files online.
“Effective online anti-piracy is so crucial and Muso.com really empowers Studios, distributors and producers to take back control, while ensuring fans get the best online experience possible, and are not presented with poor quality illegal copies.”