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Court orders file-sharing site RapidShare to monitor for copyrighted content [updated]

March 16th, 2012

A court in Germany ruled on Thursday that RapidShare must implement a system that proactively filters user uploads in order to prevent the illegal sharing of copyrighted content. Like Megaupload, which was shuttered earlier this year, RapidShare allows users to upload large files and share them online. The service has become widely known for hosting copyrighted software, …

Police reportedly plan to raid The Pirate Bay

March 9th, 2012

Swedish authorities have reportedly secured warrants and are planning to raid The Pirate Bay. Unnamed Pirate Bay team members speaking with TorrentFreak claim to have learned that the raid is currently being planned by Swedish police, and they expect the operation to target Pirate Bay servers and the site’s new .se domain. Law enforcement officials …

Authorities take down another popular file-sharing site, arrest founder for piracy

February 22nd, 2012

Authorities in Germany recently executed a raid that resulted in at least two arrests and the takedown of another popular file-sharing service. German-language news site Heise Online reported earlier this week that German police arrested two men with alleged ties to file-sharing service, which was subsequently taken offline. The service’s owner, identified as 28-year-old …