German Court Forcing To Check All Uploads For Copyright Infringement

RapidShare should have known better that allowing illegal files to be shared on their site would not last long.  Especially seeing as how they host that content and expect users to pay for premium accounts.  A court in Germany has ruled that RapidShare is not doing their part in ensuring piracy controls.  RapidShare will be forced to become active against blocking users from uploading copyrighted content.  This rule is very similar to DMCA takedowns in the U.S.  RapidShare is currently #12 on Alexa.

RapidShare is also being forced to proactively check the content before publishing it and log the IP addresses of those who upload copyrighted material.  RapidShare stated that they are using an MD5 Hash filter and employs 6 people to prevent copyright infringement uploads. 

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

German Court Forcing To Check All Uploads For Copyright Infringement Comments

  1. sharing heart says:

    Is sharing illegal?????
    you greedy bastards!!!!
    want to sell your products to every last person on earth??
    selling sharing materials is illegal…
    sharing is not illegal…
    sharing is god’s will..
    by copy right and owner right and every right …you legalize and …want to say you own the world???? come on….give some honest sharing a place……..

  2. J-Man says:

    Lower Tha Prices Of DVD`s And Music So People Can Buy It Theres To Much

    And Wheres The Privacy The Want To Log Every single detail of your internet activity thats unheard of

    Cut the crap its napster all over again

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