From The Digital Reader:
Since 2015 Blasty has been offering an anti-piracy service where they automatically scanned the web for pirated copies of an author’s work and gave authors the option of automatically sending DMCA notices with a single click.
That all changed last week when the service inexplicably went silent. The site went down, and no one was answering emails.
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Now that the website has been restored, they will have the option of canceling their service. Since we currently have no word as to whether Blasty is still scanning for pirated content, they might be wise to do so.
Link to the rest at The Digital Reader
PG has used Blasty for some time to track down illegal copies of Ms. PG’s ebooks and automatically send takedown notices.
After checking on results for the first few weeks, learning there are a billion piracy sites and viewing Blasty’s reports of responses to its takedown notices, other than noting Blasty’s periodic reports of its activity, PG dropped Blasty into his “check on it every few weeks” mental container.
As Nate indicates in the OP, Blasty seems to be back in operation, but Nate’s report brought to mind the many, many services and software-as-a-service operations that take a small nip at his business credit card every month.
Since he’s a big-picture guy, in some cases, it has taken PG some time to realize that he’s paying for things he’s no longer using via a business credit card. In some cases, the service he’s paying for has a different name than the billing provider for that service.
He’s wondered whether cancelling his current business credit card and beginning to use a different business card, adding the services he is really using might be one way of cleaning things out. He is certain all of the various service providers will promptly contact him within the following thirty days.