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+ - RapidShare Threatens Suit Over Piracy Allegations

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Hugh Pickens
Hugh Pickens writes "PC Magazine reports that RapidShare, named as a contributor to digital piracy by a MarkMonitor report, has threatened to sue for defamation. "This defamation of RapidShare as a digital piracy site is absurd and we reserve the right to take legal action against MarkMonitor," says RapidShare in a statement. "RapidShare is a legitimate company that offers its customers fast, simple and secure storage and management of large amounts of data via our servers." MarkMonitor, a Web site that specializes in "enterprise brand protection," says in their study that the most-trafficked domains engaged in digital piracy included three sites — rapidshare.com, megavideo.com, and megaupload.com — that combined yielded 21 billion pageviews per year. RapidShare acknowledged that copyrighted files do get uploaded to its site, however "these users are in the absolute minority compared with those who use our services to pursue perfectly legitimate interests." RapidShare says that it does not open and view the files of its users, and contains no search function so that other users may look for content."
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RapidShare Threatens Suit Over Piracy Allegations

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