RapidShare Asked To Filter Book Titles Or Face Hefty Fines

Posted Feb 24, 2010

Six book publishers have asked RapidShare to proactively filter out certain e-books from being uploaded. If they fail to do so, RapidShare would face $339,000 in fines or jail time. The six book publishers involved include Bedford, Freeman & Worth and Macmillan, Cengage Learning, Elsevier, The McGraw-Hill Companies, and Pearson. About 148 titles were provided to RapidShare to prevent from being uploaded. The District Court in Hamburg handed down a ruling to RapidShare that ordered them to remove all of the book titles named in the lawsuit by February 17th. [TorrentFreak]