Online storage service RapidShare has hailed a US District Court’s decision not to award a temporary injunction against it, as part of a copyright infringement case brought by adult entertainment firm Perfect 10. RapidShare claims that the court “stated that as a file-hosting company, RapidShare cannot be accused of any infringements of copyrights”, while its founder Christian Schmid says “the view that RapidShare does not promote any infringements of copyright, unlike other file-hosts, appears to be gradually catching on”. At the time of writing, we’ve only got RapidShare’s press release to go on: it’s unclear what happens to the lawsuit now, and whether the court really did state that file-hosting companies cannot be guilty of copyright infringement. Source: Press Release

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