Pirates Getting Their RapidShare Accounts Nuked

TorrentFreak reports that RapidShare is cracking down on pirates by terminating accounts and logging IP-addresses for legal purposes. Citing information from sources within RapidShare, TF says the filesharing service is targeting distributors of copyrighted material more than before.

RapidShare has long been a popular destination for people looking to upload or download music and movies but it seems the site can no longer stand the pressure from copyright holders.

"I can confirm that we reserve the right to terminate the accounts of users that do not act according to our terms and conditions," a spokesperson told TF.

Read the full story here.

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  • Arguggi
    Well then, simply put, they are doomed

    Illegal downloads are what, 80/90 % of their traffic?
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  • micr0be
    .....another one bites the dust
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  • HansVonOhain
    Rapidshare depends on people who share the pirated software, which in turn own Premium accounts. These accounts are their profits. Without them, they are going to suffer financially.
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  • micr0be
    .....another one bites the dust
    28
  • Arguggi
    Well then, simply put, they are doomed

    Illegal downloads are what, 80/90 % of their traffic?
    33
  • HansVonOhain
    Rapidshare depends on people who share the pirated software, which in turn own Premium accounts. These accounts are their profits. Without them, they are going to suffer financially.
    23