Success story: This school dropout saves Indian films from online piracy

If you think most hackers are school dropouts and work from dark, dingy garages with half-eaten pizza slices at their workstations, you are probably right.

Unless one school dropout decides to embrace ethical hacking and begins his journey to save the film industry from bad actors.

Meet Manan Shah, a 25-year-old founder and CEO of Mumbai-based Avalance Global Solutions whose Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based anti-piracy solutions have saved millions for producers of films like “Aiyaary”, “Gujjubhai Most Wanted”, “Helicopter Eela”, “LoveYatri”, “Namastey England” and “The Accidental Prime Minister’, among others.

Established in 2016, Avalance has a branch in New Jersey in the US.

“Our clientele includes 95 per cent of Bollywood production houses, television channels, streaming apps like Netflix, South American production houses and European producers and distribution companies across the globe,” Shah said.

He said that he has a proven track record of reaching more than 95 per cent of the infringed content on the online space.

“Our process not only limits itself to detection and eradication of infringements but also incorporates traffic diversion and monetization capabilities for the content,” he added. ..Read more..

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