Yesterday, we reported on MarkMonitor’s report claiming 43 ‘piracy sites’ attract 53 billion visits a year, with RapidShare top of the list. Predictably, RapidShare isn’t too happy about that. “This defamation of RapidShare as a digital piracy site is absurd and we reserve the right to take legal action against MarkMonitor,” says the company in a statement. “RapidShare is a legitimate company that offers its customers fast, simple and secure storage and management of large amounts of data via our servers.” RapidShare has also attacked MarkMonitor for leaving YouTube out of its report, which the latter said was because it has takedown procedures in place. “RapidShare offers the exact same take down features to copyright owners as YouTube does. Now, where is the difference?” says RapidShare’s statement.

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