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Rapidshare finally getting tough on illegal downloads


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Yes, you read that right. Online storage service Rapidshare has become something of a villain for the music industry, due to the widespread copyright infringement on its site. However, it seems Rapidshare is launching a crackdown on piracy, just as governments and rightsholders start to make menacing noises about the activities of so-called ‘cyberlockers’. It seems Rapidshare is detecting and removing illegal files from its servers, but also writing to users who’ve downloaded those files, terminating their accounts and warning that it’s keeping their IP addresses on record, in case of lawsuits. It’s good news for the music industry, even if affected users are likely to switch their activities to rival storage services. Source: TorrentFreak

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