Earlier this year, online storage service RapidShare introduced restrictions on download speeds for free users of its site, which the company said was an attempt to make itself an unwelcome destination for pirates looking for a new home following Megaupload’s shutdown. Not so, according to RapidShare’s CEO Alexandra Zwingli. “Even though the limit was initially introduced to deter piracy, we have since then come to realize that there are more efficient counter measures,” she tells TorrentFreak. Like what? “Further details will be announced towards the end of 2012…” This is unlikely to be hot air: while RapidShare was once on the music industry’s top villains list, the site has made noticeable efforts to stem piracy on its service, even if some of them have been treated by suspicion by industry bodies like the RIAA (Bulletin, 23-Apr-12).

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