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04-28-2009, 02:52 AM
27 April

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RapidShare: Is This Company Handing Over User Info? (http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories/042709rapidshare)

Content is constantly leaking, and constantly shared without legal permission. P2P and BitTorrent networks are often the best places to swap free stuff, though virtual storage sites are also becoming increasingly popular. That includes RapidShare, a massive upload destination that allegedly handed the identity of a user to a major label in Germany. The disclosures apparently led to a police raid, based on a pre-release upload of the latest Metallica album.

The incident was first reported by German site Gulli, responding to a tip from the affected user. RapidShare is accused of handing over an IP address to the requesting label, which then matched that information to the identity of the user along with the ISP. The information was revealed under the so-called "Paragraph 101" of German copyright law. RapidShare has not offered any official response, though Gulli has posted court documents and other pertinent paperwork.
The disclosure could form the basis for a broader effort to reveal uploaders in Germany. It also reflects a growing awareness within the industry of the role that upload sites play in piracy. In a large percentage of pre-release leaks, upload sites are frequently the first point of dissemination.
Ars Technica (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/04/rapidshare-hands-over-user-info-in-germany-users-panic.ars), "RapidShare hands over user info in Germany, users panic"
TorrentFreak (http://torrentfreak.com/rapidshare-shares-uploader-info-with-rights-holders-090425/), "RapidShare Shares Uploader Info with Rights Holders"

04-28-2009, 03:03 AM

04-28-2009, 03:15 AM
Just as long as mediafire and megaupoad don't go down.

I don't mind.

04-28-2009, 03:20 AM
rapidshare is my least favorite of upload joints so it'd actually be kinda nice if everyone decides they're some snitch-ass punks and decides to stop using them

Stikee Fingerz
04-28-2009, 01:34 PM

04-28-2009, 02:52 PM
yeah but all ya gotta do is rename your files and all is good.......cats need to be creative with this "illegal bootleg shit"

04-28-2009, 03:08 PM
Lars Ulrich is a turd. That is my response to this thread.

04-29-2009, 07:14 AM
Lars Ulrich is a turd. That is my response to this thread.
no doubt

04-29-2009, 07:45 AM
yeah, its a bit of a cunt.... but theyve only given out info for uploaders.... so far.