Welcome to GrayZone, Inc.
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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 >>
Anti-Piracy, Copyright & Trademark News - Just In
3/11/15 'Blurred Lines' verdict likely to alter music business LOS ANGELES (AP) — A verdict saying Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song "Blurred Lines" could ripple across the music industry, potentially changing how artists work and opening the door to new copyright claims. Read more >>
2/27/15 Madonna 'Rebel Heart' Hacker Indicted on Four Counts The Israeli man accused of hacking into Madonna and her associates' computers and leaking songs destined for the singer's March 6th-bound Rebel Heart has been indicted on four counts. Read more >>
2/6/15 Katy Perry's dancing sharks from Super Bowl halftime show take bite out of artist's idea MIAMI (AP) — The dancing sharks that stole some of the spotlight during Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show have taken a bite out of an artist's bid to sell small figurines of them. Read more >>
1/29/15 Taylor Swift's 'this sick beat' may be the world's first trademarked lyric Taylor Swift is valiantly protective of her property, as last year's withdrawal from Spotify proved. As arguably the most successful solo performer in the world, she has just moved to trademark certain lyrical phrases, notably "this sick beat" from Shake it Off as well as "nice to meet you, where you been?" and "party like it's 1989". Read more >>