RapidShare Cheapens Pricing Scheme After User Revolt

TorrentFreak: Two weeks ago RapidShare announced a change in the pricing scheme for their premium members. Starting this month, account holders would’ve been required to pay an amount based on their daily usage volume along with a requirement to skip between various packages to avoid overpayment. This planned change resulted in a revolt among RapidShare users which forced the company to revisit its plans.

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Mega Relives Megaupload Fame, Overtakes RapidShare

TorrentFreak- Just eight months after its launch Kim Dotcom’s Mega has established itself as one of the dominant players in the secure file-storage business. The site has now earned a spot among the top 1,000 most-visited websites on the Internet, overtaking its direct competitor RapidShare. Kim Dotcom says that Mega is already 50% of Megaupload in terms of the number of files stored, and that’s just the beginning.

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Settler3867d ago

So I haven't checked MEGA since they re-emerged.


RapidShare Declared Legal In Court, With a Twist

TorrentFreak: A Higher Regional Court in Germany has ruled that file-hosting service RapidShare operates legally in Germany. The verdict is the result of a long-standing legal battle between the Swiss-based file-hosting service and music rights group GEMA. It’s not all good for RapidShare though, as the company now has to monitor external websites for incoming links to infringing files.

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Court Orders RapidShare to Filter User Uploads

TorrentFreak : A Higher Regional Court in Germany has ruled that file-hosting service RapidShare must proactively filter thousands of files uploaded by its users. The Court confirmed three separate verdicts by a lower court, in cases that were started by book publishers and a music rights group. RapidShare has yet to decide whether it will appeal the verdicts, and informs TorrentFreak that there’s also positive news to report.

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AgentWhite4420d ago

Would it be possible for the company to filter all the content , my opinion is: its a tough ask .

fatstarr4419d ago (Edited 4419d ago )

Its already working, since the acta/sopa scare and the mega upload take down. tons of dl sites now filter content or give you some bs excuse when you try to dl stuff. its very annoying imo.

im sure they can filter it easily. anything over 100mb is most likely illegal 8times outta 10.

Speed-Racer4419d ago

Rapidshare is a failed service. Now that they have these crazy throttles, I've already switched to alternative lockers. Adding filtering on top of that isn't going to do them any good.

fatstarr4419d ago

they thought they could take over and make the rules but they couldnt. the service was ass to begin with even in the hay days they limited you to like 1 download a day.