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RapidShare implements download data cap to ward off potential pirates

Published Nov 19th, 2012 8:17PM EST
RapidShare Download Data

File-sharing site RapidShare has apparently decided that it doesn’t want to put up with the headaches that Kim Dotcom dealt with after government officials took down his Megaupload website earlier this year. ReadWrite reports that RapidShare is implementing a download data cap of 1 gigabyte per day for its non-paying users while its subscribers will still have limits of 30 gigabytes per day. The idea is to limit the ability of would-be pirates to widely distribute pirated content illegally to multiple users. ReadWrite says that this cap will only apply “to public downloads, whereas direct Dropbox-style sharing between users won’t be affected.”

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.