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Rapidshare hands over uploader’s details, house raided

In Germany, the file-hosting service Rapidshare has handed over the personal details of alleged copyright infringers to several major record labels. The information is used to pursue legal action against the Rapidshare users and at least one alleged uploader saw his house raided. Like many new releases, Metallica’s latest album “Death Magnetic” was uploaded to the popular file hosting service Rapidshare one day prior to its official release date last year. Since users don’t broadcast their IP-address or distribute files to the public directly though Rapidshare, it came as a surprise when the police raided the house of an uploader a few weeks ago.

At first it was unclear how the identity of the uploader was revealed, but today German news outlet Gulli said it had found out that this was likely to be accomplished by creative use of paragraph 101 of German copyright law. It turns out that several record labels are using this to take legal action against those who share music on Rapidshare. Previously the paragraph was only used by rights holders to get the personal details of those who share copyrighted works on file-sharing networks. It basically enables the copyright holders to get “permission” from a civil judge to ask ISPs to disclose the personal details of a user behind a certain IP. Now, however, this also seems to be the case for file-hosting services such as Rapidshare, which is based in Germany.

This of course opens up the possibility for rights holders to go after a wide range of file-hosting services and potentially even BitTorrent sites. Indeed, everyone who now uploads a torrent file to a site hosted in Germany is at risk of having his personal details revealed. Although it will be impossible to prove that the uploader actually seeded the file it might be seen as assisting in copyright infringement. Pretty much all torrent sites keep track of the IP-addresses of their (.torrent) uploaders, and if the rights holders can get the IP-address of people who upload to file-hosting services such as Rapidshare, they can easily extend this to BitTorrent sites hosted in Germany. A dream come true for copyright holders, but a nightmare for the privacy of Internet users.

Source: TorrentFreak


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  1. STR1KER
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:21

    That has nothing to mean…
    The Site who first postet this news got bought by UseNet.

  2. InvisibleMan
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:22

    This is why you should not upload without a proxy, why you should not breach your own security by purchasing such accounts. ect…

  3. n0i2
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:23


  4. gttdi
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:23

    good way to kill of what they know full well is the main part of their uploads

  5. sandy
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:23

    hmm does this mean that people wont be posting rapid share links on here anymore since its too risky these days.

    dang it usenet is looking more attractive every day

  6. paul
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:23

    the sh1ts, trust the germans. We will all be on our guard for the .de's in future. Does this mean that releaselog will pull rapidshare links?

  7. xenover
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:24

    wow, they got 1 of us !
    no only 500 million left.. -_-

  8. mrmack
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:24

    "but today German news outlet Gulli said it had found out that this was LIKELY to be accomplished by"

    so now were changing LIKELY to RAPIDSHARE HANDS OVER. It would be nice if someone actualy read the article first.

  9. andrew
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:25

    RS never more!!

  10. Wow
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:28

    never fails can't have nothing. Freaking cry baby's. Just have to start signing in under a proxy from now on, and hope like hell that works lol.

  11. motti
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:28

    first they've limited the download capacity to redicilous 80 GB per month, now they hand over the ip of their customers.
    confiscate rapidshare and move to megashares like i did.

  12. iDiot
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:29

    So, old, this news is so old. This the only "known" case – and this law exists since oct. 08!!

    Dont believe gulli anymore…!

  13. rapidshare
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:31





  14. pirate
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:32

    But… what are theire chances of catching the downloaders, I mean uploaders is a pretty upen shut case but that is still 1:100.000 who bother to upload files.

    This would only be a mega-case if the in one big swoop could get the ips and addresses of every single rapidshare downloader with a traceable IP or account …. and information of illegal files, that would mean panic in my case :-/

    How likely is that ?

  15. April 27th, 2009 | 16:34

    we have to think again , see you in SB n irc

  16. proxy!
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:34

    Anyone know any good free proxy sites so i can keep uploading and providing links to the community here? :D

  17. passer
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:34

    Here coment right from TorrentFreak!
    Rapidshare is Swiss based company!

    Rapidshare is located in Switzerland and NOT in GERMANY!

    The first is ’small an neutral’, the latter ‘big and misunderstood’.

    Given that this simple fact is wrong, I start doubting the whole story.

    Get your facts right ERNESTO! Gulli is also no news outlet but a fu…g big sausage-fest for idiots.

    ok…let me summarize: they talked to a SWISS judge who then forces Rapidshare to hand over the IP. Then they have to go to a GERMAN judge who has to force the german ISP to hand over the address for that IP.

    Sounds pretty complicated, given that as far as I know GERMAN law, this is not allowed."

  18. Fabian
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:43

    Rapidshare.com is based in Switzerland. Rapidshare.de is based in Germany. So something is not right with this story.

  19. blarbob
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:46

    lol uploaders just use ssh and a proxy and u will be fine =)

    stupid rs, hope they dont give out details of downloaders to :P

  20. buzz
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:52

    downloaders too :)

  21. buzz
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:53

    the cops is here now…i have to get out
    ooooooooooo oooooooooohhhhhhh

  22. Chris
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:56

    Rapidshare is based in Cham, Switzerland not in Germany!

  23. anon
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:56

    Fu cking Idiots. That's why rapidshare sucks ass. There's a ton of better upload services (MS, MU, MediaFire) out there but people keep using RS. Sucks to be you –> Learn your lesson and move somewhere else.

    To the rest of you RS users not living in GERMANY, guess where this whole mess is moving next –> the rest of the countries in the world.

  24. Buster
    April 27th, 2009 | 16:59

    thanks anon
    you are right :)

  25. Somali Pirate
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:01

    Come to raid my home RIAA and I will kill you.

  26. CrackHead
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:04

    RS links plz

  27. Nutman
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:05

    @24 It's so simple to do a search and find where a website is based. So do it before you spout wrong information.

  28. Endless
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:06

    RapidShare FTW!

  29. jiaz
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:08

    @30: im sorry, but he is right ;) http://rapidshare.com/imprint.html

  30. psicho
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:08

    @29: Superb Comment. :) ) Go GO ! And RS is gonna lose some customeeeeeeeeeers! That`s very GOOD!

  31. phishybongwaters
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:12

    and this is why people like me have stayed clear of sites like that. Don't be fooled kiddies, if you are downloading/uploading on the internet, you are not safe. Most people assumed they were safe with rapidshare and took no security measures.

    This is what happens.

    If you must use a crappy service like rapidshare, do yourself a favor and use a proxy, several if needed, to make sure your tracks are, if not covered, obscured.

  32. suicidesaints
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:13

    @11 — i'm with you 100%

    Megashares has done me right for the past 6 months since i switched over to them — unlimited downloads NO LIMITS — for $25 for 6 months

  33. FreddyC
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:18
  34. kekek
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:20

    anyone know of a good free proxy website?

    April 27th, 2009 | 17:22

    Rapidsh1t sucks anyway, its abotu time those arseholes uploading and offering 20 links to a 700MB file were put in their place.

    As another said, MU's are WAAAAAAAY faster, for free users (even registered witha fake email) the wait time is cut down to 25 secs and you can down up to 1GB files without waiting between them. After 1GB they make you wait 7 mins, which is still way better than RS, plus speeds are about 10X RS speeds for free users.

    Then you just have to move to a country where offering user IP's is denied by the Supreme Court as a violation of privacy rights, and has a greater penalty for the ISP to offer up IP's than it does for the MPAA to sue them.

  36. ProTip
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:28

    Serves the idiots right for not using Usenet. If you're going to pay for downloads why bother with rubbish services like megaupload or rapidshare.

  37. ghhjg
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:30

    rapidshare.com might be a swiss company, but if their server are in Germany, it doesn't matter and they depend on German laws. I guess this mean the end of the Rapidshare.com era.

    rapidshare.com ( –


    Teraspace GmbH
    Benzstrasse 1
    79341 Kenzingen

  38. joe ti
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:32

    @39 I agree spend your $ on something useful

  39. sivvv
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:41

    I hope the German govt gave them a good deal………cuz that decision could cost them their business.

    boycott RS.

  40. James A
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:47

    Guys, I use rapidshare and flashget.

    I have a premium account and just use in the basic of the software. – works fine. – Could someone please explain how to set it to download 'anonymously' or through a proxy or something?


  41. SecretBoy
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:47

    I have bought a glock now to protect me from cops.

    If they show up, i will show them whos boss.

  42. s
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:48

    nothing to worry about. That's what the people get when they upload leaked/pre-release stuff to the web. Anyone should know better than to leak these stuff to the web like the metallica album or the workprint of the new xmen movie

  43. RIAA and MPAA watching us
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:52

    Holy Mary,mother of the god pray for us pirates pray or our soul will gona be in RIAA HELL
    and have faith my friend this is not the end, this fight will give us all one of us must fall…but this pirate armies will continuing to live forever and ever

  44. psicho
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:58

    i guess its fake but anyway if this is real then nobody ever gonna buy a phuckin rapidshare account

  45. jamie
    April 27th, 2009 | 17:59

    all those saying move to a different site like megaupload, who says the same thing won't happen with any of them?

    nobody expected this right?

  46. I Quit
    April 27th, 2009 | 18:13

    I don't want to get bummed in no prison shower! No more Illegal downloading for me

  47. propaganda
    April 27th, 2009 | 18:14

    its all nothing more than propaganda…

    and from gulli you can get more viruses thatn anything else if you dont have any idea what youre doing.. its nothing near to an real news site… heise.de would be a source from germany i would trust or something like that..

    and megashares sucks because that cut the speed even for premium.. so i would go for megaupload at the moment because there also no traffic cut and its fast.. and you get after rapdishare nearly everything.

  48. Darth Arcon
    April 27th, 2009 | 18:46

    Heheh, and then people say torrents are bad…

  49. omega
    April 27th, 2009 | 18:48

    Now I see why RS increased size of acumulated downloads traffic from 15gb to 25gb without any notice… Apparently rats are already jumping out of the boat… Yeah, well, those nasty pirates will move to another boat…

  50. Rapidnobs
    April 27th, 2009 | 18:57

    well, Rapidshare is obviously the filehosting for the NOOBS.

  51. bob
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:01

    does this mean people who download from RS and have download accounts outside germany will have their details handed over?

  52. apex
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:05

    Can someone give a step by step on which proxy application/service that would mask all data so your details could never be found… Thanks

  53. Lulzorz
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:06

    Boohoo, RS sucks baw cry.
    RS is still the best, the article says "LIKELY", it's from 2008, keep your sh1tty services like ms,mu which only 500 people around the world use them, most from this site, fail usenet is fail.

  54. RS_DEAD
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:18

    Thx GOD. bye RS, i never liked u anyway. MF is much better than this cr@p of RS

  55. dym
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:23

    nice, stupid news:

    rapidshare.DE = germany
    rapidshare.COM = switzerland

    see, this has NOTHING to do with the rapidshare everybody here is using!

    Never NEVER use sites hosted in germany, we have a law for quite some time now forcing every internetservice, site what ever to keep records of anything happening for at least 6 months! And all ISP are pussies here…

  56. nzb
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:25

    I am glad there are so many of the NOOB services (RS, MU, etc.). They will be much easier for the RIAA to take down than USENET, keeping me out of their sights for the next few years at least.

  57. dym
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:30

    these news need a proper fast.







  58. youallknownothing
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:33

    "nice, stupid news:

    rapidshare.DE = germany
    rapidshare.COM = switzerland"
    err right… and wrong

    because rapidshare.com servers are in germany (in frankfurt)

    do some research first before you post ****
    (trace'em if you dont believe me)

  59. dym
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:37

    although it says "Rapidshare AG" and this is indeed rapidshare.com but then I don't really see why they hand out information like this cause german laws don't apply for switzerland. strange indeed.

  60. dym
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:40

    great… if you google for it, they say whenever they are asked that they don't keep logs of freeusers and so on. but this would be against the law then.

    guess I have to switch, not really bad cause MS is ok… although captchas suck

  61. usenet-noobs
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:44

    I think it's funny that all those usenet losers frown upon rapidshare or any of those sites. I have a rapidshare and netload account which cost me each around 5€ a month, that's 10 total. The rapidshare because you find EVERYTHING there, and netload for my blu-ray rips, because you can download unlimited.

    Now name me 1 usenet service that lets you find ANY media within 5 minutes, and lets you download, let's say 200GB a month for 10€.. it doesn't exist

  62. Bob
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:46


  63. @ 60
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:47

    @ 60

    "usenet is fail."

    Yeah, that's why its been in use since before the WWW and probably even before you were born judging by the way you type.

    Keep using RS, it will just keep the heat off of us who know how to use the usenet.

  64. Racer
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:51

    @ 68

    You have obviously never used usenet. I can find ANYTHING within seconds, nevermind 5 minutes. I can DL terabytes a month for $20 USD, no limits at all. I get my full 30Mb connection speed, 100% of the time. 700mb rips take 2 minutes to DL, retail blu-rays take 15 minutes.

    But yeah usenet is for n00bs, Keep using RS.

  65. gonzales
    April 27th, 2009 | 19:59

    LOL thats why you dont use rapidshare and alike..fools!

  66. noone
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:03

    i want to get away from RS for some time now, but i'm yet to find a better alternative (in terms of content)

    does anyone has one? keep in mind the content

    thx in advance

  67. Napster In Trouble!!!!
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:06

    I'm not sure if you guys heard this or not…

    …but Napster has been discovered to be allowing illegal file sharing on its servers! Metallica's Lars Ulrich has his panties all up in a bunch about it, too!

    Oh… wait… that news is from TEN FREAKING YEARS AGO…

    …and… tell me if I'm incorrect…

    Piracy got EVEN BIGGER AFTER THAT?!?!?

  68. jonyah
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:13

    sweet. now maybe people will finally stop using that crap service. megashares for the win.

  69. Testing
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:14

    This is the ******* Propaganda from gulli!

    The Boss from Firstload is the new boss of gulli.

    Valentin Fritzmann!!!!

  70. megaman
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:18

    I'm still going to stick with rapidshare for now, still a lot safer than torrents, the alternatives are not all that great, megashares plainly sucks, its slow(er), it can't cope when more than 3 people trying to use a link etc. I'm liking netload though, they give fantastic speeds, maybe thats the way to go.

  71. Bill Gates
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:18


    Well Said- we can only live in hope!

  72. nWo
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:21

    I might be wrong but,

    1) folks in U.S. have nothin' to worry about
    2) uploaders were v&, not downloaders

    keep truckin' guys, RS is still a lot safer than torrents

  73. amateur
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:22

    so does this mean they go and arrest some piracy guys without warning or no official comment or so..I mean this is a pretty widespread thing..if u just started picking up people out of the blue just coz u found a paragraph then this is stupid. I hear so many anti-piracy arrest news these days.

  74. Ballsac
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:29

    Having used most services I can clealy say that this doesn't change anything about RS

    Rapidshare= fast,most people use it (abundance of links)/download limit, links get erased sometimes
    Netload= lots of linkshigher split archives (saves trouble), good for pr0n links/fewer links than RS, slower than RS
    Megashares= no split archives, cheaper than most services/cant handle multiple peers downloading same files, link diversity is unstable (sometimes you find for something that it's not even on RS, sometimes you can't find something that is on everywhere else)
    Megaupload= you don't need premium, the free version is very fast the waiting time is low
    Usenet= very fast, lots of files/expensive, need to search which newsgroup you prefer
    Torrents= free, the majority of files there/risky, speed is unstable, private trackers

    Just my $0.02

  75. Henri3
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:30

    Rapidshare.COM (most frequently used) has nothing to do with German law; it is not based there, nor are the files stored there.
    Rapidshare.DE may be a different story since it is German based. The new German laws led to the birth of RapidShare.COM which is based in Switzerland. Switzerland is not a EU member and in Switzerland downloading is legal.
    The RapidShare.COM files are hosted on Telia servers in Sweden, while the RapidShare.DE-files are hosted in Frankfurt, Germany

  76. dym
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:35

    friend of mine is a lawyer and he told me there are some of his kind who have deals with companies to search ebay for illegal imports and to threat to sue these people. but this is illegal itself cause lawyers aren't allowed to act on their own and search for stuff and sue the hell out of everybody. but they just keep on abusing the system.

    I fear this kind of business will arise again. But it's said too, that prosecutors refuse to do this kind of work cause the just don't have the resources. so the industry will try to lure people into paying rediculous high fees to let them of the hook.

  77. E_oIo_penor
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:51


  78. adf2rasdf
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:53

    down with rapidshare!

  79. Stop Snitchin!
    April 27th, 2009 | 20:55

    Stop Snitchin!

  80. John Doe
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:02

    Rapidshare has shot themselves on the foot on this… lol… Screw up the spoon that feeds you… Might as well just close the site down…

  81. feds
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:07

    look @ the rs links in the pdf< they are rs.com not .de

  82. meeh , duh
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:10

    @14 the law specifies uploaders. "requesting" the ip addresses of downloaders is not legal

  83. pt
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:12

    i don't see why people are using this news to bash MU, megashares et al. rapidshare might sh1t themselves when the law comes calling, but that doesn't mean the rest will.

    this really should be the last nail in rapidshare's coffin though. if we can learn anything from this, it's that they don't care about those using their service for illegal stuff which means they clearly don't know on which side their bread is buttered. let's show them.

  84. Usenet
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:15

    @68 Newsdemon gives you unlimited downloads, 20 SSL connections, 400 day retention for £12, £9 if you use one of the coupons floating around the internet; and it's supposedly anonymous. So tell me again, how is RS better?

  85. cxy
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:21

    hitnews.eu gives unlimited usenet download starting from just less than 3 euros a month with speeds from 2.5MB……chepeast usenet i have found so far………..(but how safe is it……that's another question for someonelse to answer)

  86. omfg
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:25

    Peoples homes are being raided by the police for a few metallica songs?

    That's IT! Whenever I hear a song from metallica I am going to say F_U_C_K metallica. rats

  87. wolverine
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:34

    I was right after all…………

    RS really sucks!!!!

    long live MU!

  88. proxy's are a joke
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:34

    @59 you can proxy and spoof your IP all you like, it doesn't mean you can't be found, just that most n00bs can't find you.

  89. rapidsuck
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:36

    Death to Rapidshare

  90. arrrrrrrrr
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:40

    @90 "@14 the law specifies uploaders. "requesting" the ip addresses of downloaders is not legal"

    Wrong, "requesting" is legal. Depending on your state/national laws, your privacy rights may give the ISP the ability to refuse such a request (such as in Canada where teh Supreme Court lays a harsher fine on the ISP for offering personal info than the RIAA or MPAA would sue for)Of course, if you live in the US, you are hooped anyway as they will cough it up in a heartbeat, your privacy laws have no bearing on file sharing and obtaining your IP info from your ISP.

  91. Downfall_Of_RS
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:43

    Big Mistake Rapidshare.

    U just cost yourself your JOB. :)

  92. guys
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:50

    don't talk about usenet, if every moron starts using usenet, then it will get targeted. learn your lesson! the most popular file sharing service is always the one that goes down!

  93. suntzu
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:53

    Damn, risky to be a pirate these days. Think I`ll move to Somalia… ;)

  94. jiggaboo
    April 27th, 2009 | 21:55

    Don't worry guy's, prison isn't that bad. We'll have fun! ;)

  95. jp
    April 27th, 2009 | 22:05

    Referring to all other previous posts i see that every1 is just confused and noone even bothers to understand what is happening. its not just about RS and an ISP giving out data. Its about a legal possibility to actually screw this UL/DL system working since a few years. For me this aint a decision between MU, MS, RS or something else. More likely it is that there has to be another way around it.
    Untill then, for me, this is just a time of silence. No Ups, no Downs. Maybe a little scared but mostly just concerned about safety.

  96. ED2K
    April 27th, 2009 | 22:07

    I still use edonkey network. I'm not in a hurry to get something from the web… And using KAD there are no servers to be investigated!

  97. micke
    April 27th, 2009 | 22:09

    If they stop filesharing they must stop post delivery..
    They can never stop us , but they can can catch some of us.

    No its time to watch the new episode of ** =)

  98. Rocket Ron
    April 27th, 2009 | 22:19

    Imagine that….getting busted for uploading such a crock of shi te like Metallica….he must be gutted!

  99. hmmmm.
    April 27th, 2009 | 22:42

    Sleep with one eye open
    Gripping your pillow tight

  100. D.O.W.
    April 27th, 2009 | 23:11

    First of all, let me say HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

    Hmmm… Perhaps some people took my advise and started to report the Rapidshare links to RIAA?


    Anyway, if you had an account and didn't DL anything in over 30 days, you may be safe, as Rapidshare claims that they only keep DL usage for 30 days for billing purpose. Whether this is true or not, who knows.

    More info about Rapidsh*t:

    Info on Torrent Freak:

    Other info (How risky is rapidshare afterall?)

  101. Chelmsley Prunefuc
    April 27th, 2009 | 23:16

    why would anyone take your adviCe when you cant even spell adviCe correctly?

    Maybe you can get the RIAA to adviSe you.

  102. JM
    April 27th, 2009 | 23:23

    this is why I steal my neighbor's WiFi. If she can't figure out how to password protect her router, then she can take the fall for me!

  103. Reavenk
    April 27th, 2009 | 23:24

    @108 : Funny. Nothing like using Metallica lyrics to describe being vigilant against Metallica lawyers.

  104. Zomer
    April 27th, 2009 | 23:25

    Who cares, connections getting better by the day. Will take a few years and everybody has 100Mbit up and down, and then what are they going to when FTP is getting back. And else you always have usenet, nobody seems to care anymore look at warez-bb nobody can stop them.

  105. thizzle
    April 27th, 2009 | 23:36

    why would anyone download a metallica album? they are sh!t!!

  106. e08
    April 27th, 2009 | 23:39

    Newsgroups/Usenet for the win man!

    Screw torrents or web downloads, too many ways to get busted.

  107. e08
    April 27th, 2009 | 23:43


    Lol! Do you like Fishsticks?

  108. Sartre
    April 28th, 2009 | 00:02

    since i'm pretty familiar with german laws, germans & germany, it is already widely known that if you are an uploader or consistent seeder ur ISP may be forced to provide your name, address etc. to whomever requests it, given the fact that you have been sharing or publicly making available copyrighted materials. now this is, as far as i know, nothing new.

    as for ISPs giving away your private info, you would have to have a compelling case for them to do so, as it is not actually legal.

  109. common sense
    April 28th, 2009 | 00:02

    @111 you stupidly stated "this is why I steal my neighbor's WiFi. If she can't figure out how to password protect her router, then she can take the fall for me!" Ok Einstein, just what the he!! are you going to do when her router LOGS YOUR COMPUTER ID?? Dont say it dont as I damn well know better. My brother in law was contacted by his ISP and told that he would have his account shut down because he was downloading music files, he stated he had no idea what they were talking about. He told me and we disconnected his router and checked the logs of same on his computer, printed them out clear back for 30 days and took them to the ISP and they traced the twit (like you) who thought he was getting away with something.

    Cost that moron over $300,000 in fines as well as he had to pay my brother in law back for stealing service and then he was thrown out of the private college he attended as well as given a 5 year prison term. If you are so damn stupid as to think that you can hack someone and steal service and the computer wont log it…then you deserve to be taken down. Blinking nOOb!

  110. solas
    April 28th, 2009 | 00:07

    Bye bye RS, hello megashare…hope RS will go bankrupt when most of their users change to MS.

  111. rapidsuck
    April 28th, 2009 | 00:25

    Never liked Rapidshare from day 1…

  112. nima
    April 28th, 2009 | 00:28

    I always hated rapidshare, it doesn't matter anymore :P

  113. teach
    April 28th, 2009 | 01:11

    @ 118. common sense :

    Dis regard everything this person said. when you say the word noob that usually means its you! scare mongering. most routers cant log more than 24 hours/ most cant log at all(home users).
    ?? 300,000 fine? what was his name we'll google the story!?

    american RIAA you cant stop this. there will be a new way to share eventually. only problem is the twisted ba(s)ta(r)ds using it too.

  114. Hmmmm
    April 28th, 2009 | 01:29

    OOOOhhhhhhhh snap.

  115. Megaupload Freak
    April 28th, 2009 | 01:30

    Any Rapidshare Links

  116. mdmisiek
    April 28th, 2009 | 02:07

    I Always new this was coming…I love releaselog and Torrents, but soon downloading a movie without rights to it will be like walking into blobkbuster and stealing it. You will see…

  117. Mediafire
    April 28th, 2009 | 02:10

    relaxxx kids, daddy's still here to serve you all. just gwt your asses off rapidshare and move to daddy MF and you'll be fine.

    …i always wonder why most of guys here don't use mediafire…

  118. A.Bundy
    April 28th, 2009 | 02:12

    just password protect. if they come after you, you can negotiate to give them the password for a measly 1 billion dollars. simple yet effective way to tell them to go fukc themselves.

  119. Hmmmm
    April 28th, 2009 | 02:13

    Mediafire? uhhhh do they let you resume broken links?

  120. Mediafire
    April 28th, 2009 | 02:18

    yeah of course kids. here's the reasons why daddy is the best:
    - support resume broken download.
    - multiple download at a time, no limit.
    - no waiting time between download
    - no captcha.
    - and… goddamn fast.

    so, come to daddy.

  121. dog
    April 28th, 2009 | 02:20

    Who ever uses rapidshare is a donkey by birth. MEGAUPLOAD is still the best overall….

  122. Black Kettle
    April 28th, 2009 | 02:21

    @110 Chelmsley Prunefuc

    Perhaps, you should check your own grammar and punctuation before you criticize others.

    "*W*hy would anyone take your advice when you can*’*t even spell advice correctly?

    Maybe*,* you can get the RIAA to advise you."

    Evidently, typos can happen, ;-)

  123. useNeighborslink
    April 28th, 2009 | 02:55

    time to hack neighbors wifi and use their ISP connection to leech. Google backtrack and enjoy

  124. Lol
    April 28th, 2009 | 03:12

    Rapidshare sucks anyway. Megaupload doesn't limit you like rapidshare does.

  125. uploaders
    April 28th, 2009 | 03:20

    For those saying only uploaders have to worry, I got to ask how can you download what is not there?
    Seems pretty stupid to me if no one uploads your out of luck.

  126. L33Ch3r
    April 28th, 2009 | 03:24

    LoL, if they are targeting uploaders, just leech =P

  127. Kazidiot
    April 28th, 2009 | 03:30

    Kazaa still rules it all!!

  128. Bob
    April 28th, 2009 | 05:24

    Glad I live in Canada where downloading is legal.

    Ahhh Fair use… gotta love it :)

  129. dym
    April 28th, 2009 | 05:27

    I was planning not to vote in the upcoming elections for the eu parliment but now I will support the pirate party.

  130. jackass
    April 28th, 2009 | 05:38

    in Germany you can't be hold responsible for DOWNloading material, because you can't know what has been uploaded illegally and what hasn't! Otherwise even simple browsing on a site with 'stolen' pictures could get you sued!

    _Only_ when you UPload cr-protected stuff, you are committing a crime.

  131. 1337guy
    April 28th, 2009 | 06:05

    Panic! the internets is failing.

  132. Hmmmm
    April 28th, 2009 | 06:14

    okay sooooo mediafire is creepy and mu does have limits if you're a free user just like netload.

  133. venomhed
    April 28th, 2009 | 06:36

    Guys ever hear of NEWSGROUPS?!?!?!?!?!!

    Might want to look into it…. fools.

  134. dood
    April 28th, 2009 | 07:28

    what is the big problem with torrents? rapidshare always seemed like a problem waiting to happen in my opinion.

  135. joeblog
    April 28th, 2009 | 08:09

    Guys just to clarify a few things.

    1. Rapidshare downloaders can download and are safe in the meantime.Its uploaders that need to becareful of.
    2. This is rapidshare.com NOT rapidshare.de. Its written in that document of which file the guy was downloading with the http link.
    3. Some rare stuff is still on rapidshare that isn't on any other hosters, which is really annoying.
    4.Someone, should ask rapidshare, wt* did they do this.

  136. zigzag
    April 28th, 2009 | 08:18

    Get back to the basics.
    Dial up a BBS and download from there.
    Right? Oldtimers?

  137. sista
    April 28th, 2009 | 08:58

    to clear things a bit. there is a big differnece between rapidshare.de (which is a company based in germany) and rapidshare.com (based in sitzerland) those companys working wirth completely separated infrastructure. only the germans are logging IPs cause they are forced to do it by law. the swiss doesnt (rapidshare.com)

  138. andy
    April 28th, 2009 | 09:36

    @40 My account appeared to have been banned with same story.. its actually a scam from phishers. Email Rapidshare and they will change your password and reactivate your account.

  139. bob
    April 28th, 2009 | 09:57

    All you morons blaming Rapidshare:

    Don't you think ANY company will do the same when judges start telling them to? This will most likely happen with Megashare-customers and all other providers if this proves successful for the copyright-holders…

    F*cking kids & fan-boiz…

  140. RzR
    April 28th, 2009 | 13:01

    Looks like nobody read the very first comment here.

    This so called news site "gulli" is owned by a usenet provider which promotes their services by saying "usenet is safe everything else is not"
    But looking at all those comments above me I think – they know how to scare ppl and call it a marketing tool.


  141. dym
    April 28th, 2009 | 13:04

    @149 no, not if you want you're buisness to survive. thepiratebay proves that you can make a stand (and should). if you go down, every user has a lot of time to leave the sinking ship in time AND users will sympathize with you (in this case rapidshare). but now it looks like rapidshare is working together with the authorities willingly and everybody will leave the ship ASAP.

    they might have had a chance to win a fight but they chose not to fight at all.

  142. jeremiah copyright
    April 28th, 2009 | 14:09

    THe piratebay is an extreme case and they should be charged, probably 99% of its users come there to find copywrighted material. Its just a technicality they might get off on.

    Piracy will continue but its getting too damn easy when my handicapped brother with cerebral paulsy can come home and tell me he was told about rlslog and watch-movies.net from one of his councellors and can find the site himself. The easy ways will be attacked and taken down (maybe including rapidshare) and we will have to use slightly harder/slower means of getting our goods that come in under the radar. Im all for that.

  143. common sense
    April 28th, 2009 | 22:00

    April 28th, 2009 | 01:11

    @ 118. common sense :

    Dis regard everything this person said. when you say the word noob that usually means its you! scare mongering. most routers cant log more than 24 hours/ most cant log at all(home users).
    ?? 300,000 fine? what was his name we'll google the story!?

    american RIAA you cant stop this. there will be a new way to share eventually. only problem is the twisted ba(s)ta(r)ds using it too.
    Shows who the noob is..re-read my post meathead and you will see that I said that this was logged on a computer NOT in or on the router. And if you dont think for one second that routers can log your actions then you are stupid and ignorant enough to screw up turning on a light switch! Your computer LOGS EVERYTHING YOU FREAKIN DO DUMBARSE! It tells you what programs you installed and when-who used it and when-what was done and when-it tells how many connections and when-and it logs the BLINKING IP OF THE PERSON CONNECTED TO IT Home routers have firewall logs but these usually only show attempts to log onto the network, and whether or not they were successful. This is where you can check to see who has logged on successfully and who got bounced on their ears.. HTF do you think the ISP was able to track this guy back to the college he was at if they did not have the logs showing his trace? JEZUS some people like you should have been killed at birth to increase the intelligence of the human race and gene pool! Here are some links for you to educate your stupid arse.


    Using AAA provided even greater ability to log information. TACACS+ even allows you to log every command executed on the router to your Network Access …

    Router log contains "LAN access from remote" – Network intrusion …
    This log on my newly installed Netgear Router (firewall enabled) connected to 3 XP Boxes (Firewall enabled) and Windows server 2003 SBS (Single NIC, …

    Now go pack up your computer and NEVER use it again till you are smart enough to do more then tie your shoes.

    To access your router logs you will have to connect to your router's interface. … Your router's log should be located here, along with information on …

  144. SoulSeeker
    April 28th, 2009 | 22:27

    This is a verry missleading article!!

    This is only for Rapidshare.DE!
    Rapidshare.com is based in Austria (for apparent reasons)

    They are two seperate companys that have nothing to do with each other (in the eyes of the law etc.)

  145. Just breathe...
    April 28th, 2009 | 22:28

    Um, common sense – take it easy there, tiger.

    Perhaps lay off of the caffeine for awhile? no need to get so riled up online over anonymous comments.

  146. free user
    May 1st, 2009 | 00:00

    Usenet is nothing better, uploading can also be insecure there. They don't go after downloaders at both of them.

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  148. h4rfang
    September 10th, 2009 | 07:29

    lol don't use rapidsh*t… use KAD only ;)

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    February 2nd, 2013 | 06:23

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    April 17th, 2013 | 09:47

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    It may seem ridiculous to point out that this movie runs at precisely five minutes past the two-hour mark, but it’s not. Every additional minute, no, every second, is too much for any poor soul to have to endure. The story focuses on an attack that threatens the human race – but I fear that “The Host” may just be our equivalent to that attack, one that poses a threat of equal proportions to filmgoers everywhere..

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