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Thread: Isn't it just a matter of time till RapidShare get's sued?

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    Got a premium account a few days ago and I have to say it is awesome. Much better then BT, even private trackers.

    But how come they are still around all this time? They claim they are not responsible for any copyright violation since they are merely hosting the files, the users are the ones uploading them. Napster lost a court case using a similar defense.

    How long do you think they will last? It seems almost certain they will get sued, so what is their incentive to keep growing?

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    DyNast's Avatar What's My Age Again? BT Rep: +20BT Rep +20BT Rep +20BT Rep +20
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    Depends who owns rapidshare I guess...

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    They've got the money in their pockets don't worry, they are the best,
    they can't get sued, because they are not responsible for what people upload and download, and their site/servers is totally legit and they do remove your files when people/MPAA-RIAA snitches on links...
    And you can't compare them with napster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdo2g View Post
    They've got the money in their pockets don't worry, they are the best,
    they can't get sued, because they are not responsible for what people upload and download, and their site/servers is totally legit and they do remove your files when people/MPAA-RIAA snitches on links...
    And you can't compare them with napster...
    that statement above doesn't mean the riaa can't sue them in fact not suprised they are on to shutting them down , they are no different from other sharing networks such as usenet and bit torrent .

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    BitTorrent will be much more difficult to sue since none of the tracker sites are actually hosting the files.

    This is not true for Usenet and RapidShare. I give RS six months tops before they will be all over them .

    I could just be pessimistic as usual though.

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    Rapidshare are no different to any other webhost. If they comply with take down requests nothing will happen.

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    they usually remove the files that are complained about, then users can still upload them under a different name though
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    Yes I believe they will get sued if they draw to much attention the RIAA or similar will get pissed off because the music industrie is looseing a couple bucs here and there. The RIAA has great political influence and they are able to bend the copyright laws in there favor. Trust me they will find a way.

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    RS is up since more than 3yrs..

    Besides... Its just a file hosting service like Yousendit or Mediashare.. etc..

    There is no way it can shut down...i am damn sure abt that..
    -= Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught, will we realise we cannot eat money. =-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saroman View Post
    RS is up since more than 3yrs..

    Besides... Its just a file hosting service like Yousendit or Mediashare.. etc..

    There is no way it can shut down...i am damn sure abt that..
    Yeah and they got the $$$$$$$$$

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