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Filesharing site RapidShare shutting down next month

Once one of the most popular filesharing sites, RapidShare has announced that it is shutting down at the end of March. “Kindly note that RapidShare will stop the active service on March 31st, 2015,” explained a note...
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German Supreme Court confirms RapidShare must monitor incoming links

Last year, a German higher regional court ordered cyberlocker service RapidShare to monitor user uploads for infringing content, although at the time the company welcomed the ruling as proving its overall business model was...
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RapidShare lays off three quarters of its staff

How much of online file-storage service RapidShare's business was fuelled by piracy? Well, since implementing tough restrictions on its users' uploads and downloads, the company has been struggling.
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RapidShare says its anti-piracy measures are working

RapidShare says its anti-piracy measures are working
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RapidShare preparing to introduce new anti-piracy measures

RapidShare has removed restrictions on download speeds for free users of its site, claiming 'there are more efficient counter measures" to deter piracy.
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RapidShare says linksites, not cyberlockers, are piracy problem

The reverberations from Google's decision to demote piracy websites in its search engine results continue.
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Are RapidShare and CNET liable for copyright infringement?

Two separate but related cases are casting a new spotlight on how liability for copyright infringement is being shared around internet services. First: RapidShare. The cyberlocker service has been sparring with games firm...
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Labels not impressed by RapidShare’s anti-piracy manifesto

Last week, online storage service RapidShare published a manifesto setting out proposals for 'responsible practices for cloud storage services' that it claimed was a recognition of piracy as a serious problem.
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RapidShare publishes anti-piracy manifesto

Don't snort. Well, not too much. RapidShare doesn't have many friends within the music industry, although the online storage service has been making noises about its anti-piracy stance for a while now.
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RapidShare hails German court ruling despite filtering order

Earlier this month, we reported on a German court ruling ordering RapidShare to start monitoring user uploads for copyright infringement - hailed by rightsholders at the time
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Court orders RapidShare to filter user uploads

RapidShare hasn't been subject to the level of criminal investigation that knocked Megaupload offline, but it is facing legal pressure of a different kind based on infringement on its cyberlocker service.
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Putlocker and Rapidshare boosted by Megaupload shutdown

You'd better sit down for this shock revelation: some of Megaupload's users appear to have fled to other online storage sites. Security firm Palo Alto Networks has some data on which ones, though, which is more useful.