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Rapidshare’s Founder, Wife and Lawyer Stand Trial in Piracy Case

Postby MrFredPFL » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:53 pm

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RapidShare fought many legal battles with entertainment companies seeking to hold the company liable for the actions of its users, and to top it off the site was called out by the U.S. Government as a “notorious market.”

In response, the company implemented a wide variety of anti-piracy measures. These seemed to work but as a result, RapidShare’s visitor numbers and revenues plunged, eventually costing most of RapidShare’s employees their jobs.

Early 2015 the company decided to quit its business. RapidShare shut down, giving users a few weeks notice to secure their files.

While the site is little more than a distant memory for many people, it remained in sight of Swiss law enforcement. Following up on several complaints from rightsholders, including several academic publishers, the site’s founder, his wife, and one of RapidShare’s former lawyers went on trial this week.

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