The file sharing site RapidShare may gain a bad rap. There are reports circulating around according to which a person who has been recently arrested for uploading content online would have Rapidshare to “thank” for collaborating with German authorities and disclosing his personal information that led to the raid.
The company was willing to answer a few questions P2PBlog.com has come up with, and the main topics have been addressed in the ‘interview’ posted below:
What happens if an unregistered user or the user of a free account downloads a file?
Rapidshare: "In the case of Free Users, we log how much data is downloaded from which IP address within the last 10-100 minutes. This information is kept for about two hours."
How about downloads initiated by premium users?
Rapidshare: "We log how much data is saved on which day from which IP address by Premium Users. This information is currently kept for 30 days and can be accessed within the Premium Zone."
Do you keep a record of the files I download?
Rapidshare: "We don't have any logs about which user downloads which file."
So what about uploads?
Rapidshare: "For uploads we save when and from which IP address a file is being uploaded."