You might have noticed some changes in the website. In fact over 300 hours were spent to update and maintain the site this year. First, we made a serious attempt to maintain the site. A link checking software was used to fix broken links. Also, naviagation shortcusts were added to all the key pages. You should be able to find what you’re seeking much faster than before.
Second, we have launched new pages such as a worldwide directory of Persian restaurants because of numerous requests:
The sports and football pages were extensively updated and a page specially dedicated to women’s sports were launched:
Third, most of our real videos were converted to the flash format. Again, this was because you requested it. We now have over 800 online videos. That’s more than most Persian TV stations.
Iran used to constitute a third of our traffic. Therefore, for years we had self censorship in order to have contact with Iranian civil society. We still have a few visitors from Iran. Our stats show that they’re browsing the site with their mobile phones or using proxies.
The copyright issue is the most serious issue affecting us. It mainly has to do with our images. But, webpages are also saved and uploaded to other sites for commercial gain. In other words, we have to compete with our own work. In additon, our Pagerank drops as a result and we lose our top positioning in search engines.
We have officially registered the site with the U.S. Copyright Office. But, defending copyright via the web is next to impossible.
Numerous cease and desist letters were sent to other sites including government sponsored sites. One can infer that the Iranian-American community is totally lawless and just values wealth and has no respect for labor.
I have collected an enormous amount of intelligence on the community in the past 10 years. The unpublished content (audio, video, images, etc..) can be made public in a few seconds. Hence, reversing all of your image-building efforts.