Jan 27 - Rapidshare.com loses court battle

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Jan 27 - Rapidshare.com loses court battle
 

 
According to P2P blog, the German music rights holder GEMA has won its court case against the massive file hoster Rapidshare.com. In a press release, GEMA announced that the Dusseldorf district court had ruled that Rapidshare will for now on have to block access to any works in the GEMA repertoire.

In its defense, Rapidshare was saying that "only its users can be held responsible for copyright violations." The court apparently disagreed and said that the site was used mainly for illegal activities and that the company generates "substantial" monthly revenue from those illegal activities.

The ruling could have implications for the future of the site on the whole. GEMA's press release read, "The ruling forces Rapidshare to 'take measures that might have the risk of making Rapidshare's service substantially less attractive or even close it down completely.'" That statement means that potentially GEMA can get the entire site shut down if access isn't blocked to GEMA's copy written material.

In the past year GEMA has won two injunctions against the file hoster but never an actual court case. Rapidshare.com is based in Switzerland but Rapidshare.de was originally founded in Germany.


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54 comments for "Jan 27 - Rapidshare.com loses court battle"

 01-27-2008, 06:55 PM         #2
Narcz 
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someone sum this up...


so what does this mean?
 01-27-2008, 06:56 PM         #3
iHate 
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i think it means rs has to ban german music
german music is garbage like techno and house crap
 10 years ago '04        #4
DJ Maximum|M 51 heat pts51
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damn not a good look for us rapidshare users
 10 years ago '06        #5
jshinn05 
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I guess this is bad but I don't like how rapidshare tried to sell out their users and my account just expired so i guess I'll have to see if i'll renew or not
 10 years ago '06        #6
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Wow their idiots over there..... Like their ain't over a million other sites like rapidshare that germans will use to download crapy techno music and even crappier house music....

Those wacky germans.... when will they ever learn? :rolleyes:
 10 years ago '07        #7
Jae_Mike 28 heat pts28
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whew...i thought they was shutting it down
 01-27-2008, 07:22 PM         #8
iHate 
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nobody listens to techno music these days
 01-27-2008, 07:43 PM         #9
Tha_Watcher_8-| 
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ya'll might wanna stop using rapidshare
 01-27-2008, 07:43 PM         #10
JD=BIG $$$$$$$$ 
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Some of the music companies are going to use that case as leverage now and probably try to stop rapidshare from doing the same thing over here.
 10 years ago '06        #11
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what would i do w/o RS
 01-27-2008, 08:13 PM         #12
$h0wtym3 
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Even if they bring down Rapidshare, 10 more sites just like it will pop up in its place
 10 years ago '04        #13
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i wish they would've shut down rapidshare...one of the worst upload sites around.
 01-27-2008, 08:21 PM         #14
Styl3s 
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 Tha_Watcher_8-| said:
ya'll might wanna stop using rapidshare
like i said a billion times, RS.com is going nowhere, they cannot be shut down.
 01-27-2008, 08:22 PM         #15
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 JD=BIG $$$$$$$$ said:
Some of the music companies are going to use that case as leverage now and probably try to stop rapidshare from doing the same thing over here.
bingo, we have a winner!
 10 years ago '04        #16
MochaWhitey 10 heat pts10
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nobody listens to techno!!! [/eminem]
 01-27-2008, 08:32 PM         #17
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 JD=BIG $$$$$$$$ said:
Some of the music companies are going to use that case as leverage now and probably try to stop rapidshare from doing the same thing over here.
german law and u.s. law arent synonymous, so that shouldnt hold any weight over here.

but youre probably right, damn riaa
 01-27-2008, 08:34 PM         #18
Andre3000 
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megaupload 4 life!!!
 01-27-2008, 08:39 PM         #19
Eqman 
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 kaph_een said:
i wish they would've shut down rapidshare...one of the worst upload sites around.
co sign...fu*k that site.

megaupload and zshare are way better.
 10 years ago '04        #20
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well what are sum good sites to get sh*t from that are just megaupload links?? cuz most of the sites i goto are all Rapidshare..
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