FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the most common questions. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please email your question to contact@onsist.com.

What does DMCA mean?
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works. It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. In addition, the DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet. More information can be found here. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Who should use Onsist?
Our services can be uses by any person(s) or entity which owns the copyright to a given release. This can be a record label, a designer or writer. Some other examples are:

  • Designers
  • Independent artists
  • Film Studios
  • Publishers
  • Writers
  • DJs
  • Photographers
  • Newspapers
  • Etc.
Why use Onsist anti-piracy services?
By using our services you will protect your product or brand from being linked with copyright infringing sites and the negative publicity this might bring. You will increase control over your content and increase online sales since illegal downloads will be removed and access to copyright infringing websites will be limited.
Onsist VS other Anti-Piracy services?
Onsist distinguishes itself from other anti-piracy services by offering a personal agent. We believe, and have seen many examples, that only automated searches and takedowns don’t cover everything. If content can still be downloaded illegally quite easily when using an anti-piracy service, it’s not working and money is thrown away. This is why Onsist offers a personal agent to every client that will perform manual searches and improves our search engines so that pirated content is found and removed.
Can you remove content and links to it from all Search Engines and ISP’s?
In 99% of the cases we can yes. The most used search engines and well known ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) are fully compliant with the DMCA law. But there are search engines and ISP’s who don’t obey the DMCA law, because they are located in countries where the DMCA law doesn’t apply to. We will however do everything in our power to get your content and links to it removed from all search engines and ISP’s.
What do I need to do to get my content removed from another website?
Simply contact us at contact@onsist.com or sign up for a 7 day free trial here, and provide all the necessary details during signup.
How long does it take before you take action?
Once you’re signed up we will immediately start up searches so that your pirated content will be located and can be reported for removal as quickly as possible.
How quickly will you have my content removed from an infringing website?
On a normal working day we can have your content removed within a few hours most of the time. There are some websites that take longer but 99% of all infringing material is usually removed within 48 hours.
On how many pirate sites does Onsist search?
Our search engines use a database that contains tens of thousands of pirate sites and the list is growing each day.
Does Onsist operate globally?
Yes Onsist protects your content globally. We have clients from all over the world and because piracy is global, our services have no restrictions.
What are the fees for your services?
Because piracy different for everyone we offer two pricing plans. If more service is needed than what both our plans cover we will come up with a custom fee. You will never receive an unexpected invoice from us or a higher fee than you agreed to.
Can I cancel my Onsist subscription at any time?
Yes. Our subscription plans are month-to-month services. There are no long-term contracts or hidden fees. You can cancel your subscription 7 days before the end of a new month.