The ebook piracy monitoring services favored by book publishers are Attributor and Muso. These services monitor websites for pirated copies of ebooks. If any are found, they issue takedown notices to remove these hyperlinks.
“Attributor Guardian is the leading solution to protect publishers and authors from book piracy losses by cost effectively and globally disrupting the distribution of pirated content. Attributor Guardian is an end-to-end service that discovers and validates pirated content on cyberlockers, peer to peer networks and other offending sites. Attributor Guardian then initiates and manages an integrated takedown process; achieving a greater than 95% success rate at removing pirated content from distribution.”
Clients include Random House, Pottermore, Scholastic, Sage, Wiley, Nolo Press, HarperCollins, Taylor & Francis and many more.
For smaller publishers, Muso is an affordable piracy monitoring service. Prices start at about $20 per month for 50 file removals per month.
“Removes illegal files and listings, often in real time, from P2P torrent sites, cyberlockers, video streaming sites, illegal pay sites, search engines and retail destinations like eBay and Amazon. An early warning system, automatically alerting you to pre-release leaks for immediate action.”