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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AgentWhite4367d ago

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

fatstarr4366d ago (Edited 4366d 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-Racer4366d 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.

fatstarr4366d 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.


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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Settler3814d 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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Rapidshare disables resumable downloads; severely caps download speeds for free users

What's Hawt: Rapidshare has disabled resumable downloads and has set a speed cap for its free users.

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IllusionRSN4397d ago

First AT&T capping speeds now these guys?!

Speed-Racer4397d ago

They have such an odd way of throttling as well. Just last night I thought a download from RS had stopped, and I immediately jumped to another site. Lost client.

gizmig4397d ago

That's what competition does. The cut throat competition in the market force them to take such action.

gaffyh4397d ago

Rapidshare was the one service that I believe actually benefitted from all the millions of crappy file hosts. Now that most of the competition is calling it quits, its gonna go back to being crap like it was before.

evolution544397d ago

Right now, a lot of file sharing services are laying low and no one can blame them. New services are trying to start up but either no one has heard of them or they suck real bad. Also, I'm sure many dedicated uploaders are also waiting for the storm to blow over before picking a service. Why waste all that time to upload when the service could fold any day?

There are actually still quite a lot of services out there such as:


I'm kinda of surprised by most uploaders aren't taking advantage of platforms such as Box.net and Dropbox.

Kurylo3d4397d ago (Edited 4397d ago )

Freedom is an illusion. There is no freedom. The laws of the land will always be there to control the consumer and to profit through corporations. Its always about the money.

Wish there was a country I could move to that really was free.

At least for now were not at chinas level. Were just pretty close with all the propoganda that we listen to here in the US. The corruption is still here in the US just like Chinas corruption.

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