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BLASTY Stops Illegal Downloads: Interview with Olivier Zetlers, CEO and Cofounder


 

man who is cofounder of BLASTY software

Olivier Zetlers, CEO and Cofounder of BLASTY.

“BLASTY Stops Illegal Downloads: Interview with Olivier Zetlers, CEO and Cofounder” by Joan Y. Edwards

I am pumped up with excitement that Olivier Zetlers, CEO and Cofounder of Blasty is our guest today. 

1.How did you and the other people who combine forces to start BLASTY?  

OZ: My former company was an advertising agency where I was working with many creators. I understood how important copyright was for them and that the Internet was destroying value of this copyright. In 2014, I became an advisor for a music distribution company which was facing similar copyright issues. That’s when I decided to create Blasty.

Olivier (CEO), Cosima (Analyst), Matthieu (CDO) and Wilfried (CTO)

2. Is there a personal reason why getting rid of the illegal downloading of copyrighted books, CDs, and art images is important to you?

OZ: My very personal point of view is that the situation is totally unfair and unacceptable.

3. What do you want Blasty users and fans to know about your company? 

OZ: I would like our users and fans to understand that we really put all our energy into this battle. We encountered many technical hurdles but we overcame every one of them. We intend to remain in this focused mindset. 

Olivier (CEO), Wilfried (CTO), Cosima (analyst), Anna (analyst) Team 2 of Blasty

Olivier (CEO), Wilfried (CTO), Cosima (Analyst), Anna (Analyst)

4. Do you have suggestions besides using BLASTY that authors, artists, illustrators, musicians, and publishers might do prevent illegal downloading? (copyright page notices, other notices)

OZ: Blasty is really the most useful and consistent way to protect a copyright online.

logo for Blasty

Logo for Blasty – Stop Illegal Downloading
www.blasty.co

5. What is the goal of BLASTY?

OZ: Our goal is to unite as many creators around our cause and mission. The more authors are convinced that it is worth protecting their copyright, the more their voice will be heard by those people and institutions with political power to curb digital law in their favor.

6. Who can benefit from joining BLASTY? (Authors, artists, illustrators, musicians, publishers)

OZ: Any author, creator, producer, publisher or distributor of books, audiobooks, courses, videos, downloadable graphic resources (such as themes & templates), music or software can benefit from using BLASTY.

7. Please explain how BLASTY works.

OZ: Blasty monitors Google for illegal copies of your content and lets you very easily submit DMCA take down notices to Google, Bing, Yahoo and the hosting websites for infringements.

Blasty now works on both Windows and Mac. As of today, Blasty requires Google Chrome to operate BUT this is going to be fixed by end of November. Starting December 1st, Blasty will also perfectly work with Safari and Firefox.

The most automated plan is Blasty Full Power. 

8. Please explain your membership deals at the present time.

OZ: Blasty offers 3 plans with both a monthly and yearly subscription.

Blasty Free which monitors Google for your content without the possibility to submit Blasts.

Blasty Basic ($9.99 per month or $77.88 per year) offers unlimited manual Blasts.

Blasty Full Power ($19.99 per month or $155.88 per year) offers unlimited automatic Blasts.

Go to Blasty: http://www.blasty.co/ 

9. Will you read and respond to readers who leave a comment?   

OZ: of course!

10. Thank you again, Olivier, for agreeing to be a guest on my blog. I am honored.

OZ: my pleasure! 

Results of Giveaway: Thank you to all who left questions and comments before midnight November 17, 2017 for this interview with Olivier Zetlers about Blasty.co/.

  1. Peggles381(Margaret Gumble),
  2. Dr. Bob Rich
  3. Sandra Warren
  4. Gretchen Griffith
  5. Violette Early
  6. Karen Cioffi-Ventrice 

Random.org chose number 3 so, congratulations to Sandra Warren. She won a 50% off coupon for BLASTY.co/ from Olivier and Blasty. You are a lucky lady.

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22 Responses

  1. I have used blasty I have lost count of how many sites had copies of my work. Blasty has been a godsend for me in removing them. It’s a must join site for all authors.

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    • Dear (Peggles381) Margaret,
      Thank you for writing. You are right. Blasty is a godsend for removing sites with illegal copies of copyrighted work. Enjoy your day!

      Never Give Up
      Joan

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    • Many thanks for your message and support Margaret!

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  2. I looked up Blasty some time ago, but found it only works for Windows computers, and I use a Mac. Has this been fixed up?

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    • Dear Dr. Bob,
      Thank you for writing. Blasty is a website that you can use no matter what kind of computer you have. You sign up for an account for free. Check it out. http://www.blasty.co/
      Good luck with all of your books.
      Never Give Up
      Joan

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    • Dear Dr Bob, many thanks for your question. Blasty now works on both Windows and Mac. As of today, Blasty requires Google Chrome to operate BUT this is going to be fixed by end of November. Starting December 1st, Blasty will also perfectly work with Safari and Firefox.

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  3. Blasty is working for me! I am thrilled that they are in existence to help authors. They’ve removed hundreds of illegal sites giving away my books. Thank you Blasty!

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    • Dear Sandra,
      Thanks for writing. I am so glad that Blasty is working for you! It’s great that they’ve removed hundreds of illegal sites that were giving away your books for free.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

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    • Sandra, many thanks for your message. At Blasty, we are fully dedicated to the author’s cause. Congratulations, Sandra. I heard that you won the 50% coupon.

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  4. Thanks for this post, Joan. I’ve looked into Blasty because there are hundreds of illegal downloads of my books available. It’s too bad that a service like this is even needed!

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    • Dear Gretchen,
      Thanks for writing. You’re welcome for this post. I’m glad that you’re looking into Blasty because there are hundreds of illegal downloads of your books available on line. You’re right. It’s bad that a service like this is even needed! We are blessed to have Blasty to help us stop this illegal download sites.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

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      • Thanks for the post because at times I’m so overwhelmed with all that goes on that I take no time for any of it. Blasty is a service that we all need and the fact that it monitors Google and all websites, it’s amazing because I never would have thought of.
        Thanks, Joany,
        Violette

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        • Dear Violette,
          Thank you for writing. Blasty has helped many authors, artists, and musicians. It has helped me, too. You are
          right. It is amazing. Enjoy your day!

          Never Give Up
          Joan

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        • Violette, many thanks for your impressions. At Blasty, we constantly think of new ways of securing original content online. If you have any suggestions, please share them any time.

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    • Gretchen, I totally agree with your position. For that reason, we’re working hard in order to find ways to make Blasty as affordable as possible for authors.

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  5. Hi, Oliver and Joan. I looked at the site and wondered if there is any customer support at all with the Basic Plan.

    I notice with the Full Plan there is email support.

    Thanks,
    Karen

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    • Dear Karen,
      Thank you for writing. Olivier and his Blasty Teams are constantly adding good things. I emailed them for support with the free beta plan.

      If Olivier doesn’t get a chance to come here to answer your question, I’ll ask him and answer it here.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

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    • Hi Karen, many thanks for your question.
      Since our team is still very limited, we can not guarantee “email support” to all our users. However, we try to follow-up with Basic users as much as we can. We also try to continuously update the FAQ

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      • Thanks for the response, Olivier. It looks like a very useful product that I may take advantage of – just not sure which option to go for.
        Karen

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        • Dear Karen,
          I strongly recommend that you go for Blasty Full Power. It will save you maximum time!

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  6. Results of Giveaway: Thank you to all who left questions and comments before midnight November 17, 2017 for this interview with Olivier Zetlers about Blasty.co/. You add pizzazz to my blog.

    Peggles381(Margaret Gumble),
    Dr. Bob Rich
    Sandra Warren
    Gretchen Griffith
    Violette Early
    Karen Cioffi-Ventrice 

    Random.org chose number 3 so, congratulations to Sandra Warren. She won a 50% off coupon for BLASTY.co/ from Olivier and Blasty. You are a lucky lady.

    Never Give Up
    Joan

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  7. Dear Olivier,
    Thank you for letting me interview you and for answering the questions of my readers! Thank you and Blasty for giving away a 50% off coupon!

    Hip Hip Hooray for Blasty.co/

    Never Give Up
    Joan

    Like

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