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Rapidshare Shutting Down March 31st

One of the world’s iconic file-hosting services will shut down next month

February 11th, 2015

Sad news for people who love uploading and sharing large data files on the web: One of the first hugely successful file-hosting services is going away next month. N4GM brings us word that Rapidshare is shutting down on March 31st, which means any users who have lots of important data uploaded onto the site should start moving …

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RapidShare implements download data cap to ward off potential pirates

November 19th, 2012

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 …

RapidShare unveils Dropbox competitor: RapidDrive

July 6th, 2012

RapidShare this week unveiled a new cloud sync and storage solution called RapidDrive. The service competes directly with offerings such as Dropbox and SugarSync, integrating directly with a computer’s file system interface and providing local storage that syncs automatically with remote servers. “With RapidDrive, we are providing a tool that creates an even closer link …

File-sharing site RapidShare deemed legal by court

March 28th, 2012

RapidShare is widely known as an invaluable tool for the illegal sharing of copyrighted digital material. Much like Megaupload, which was shuttered earlier this year when company founder Kim Dotcom was arrested and charged with racketeering and violating anti-piracy laws, RapidShare allows users to upload any file and share a link with other users who …

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, … shut down, founder charged with violating piracy laws

January 19th, 2012

Federal prosecutors in Virginia have shut down notorious file-sharing site and charged the service’s founders with violating piracy laws. The Associated Press broke the story on Thursday, reporting that the indictment accuses’s owner with costing copyright holders including record labels and movie studios more than $500 million in lost revenue. Seven people tied to have been …