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Submission + - Rapidshare Fined $34 Million and Ordered to Filter 1

A Cow writes: TorrentFreak reports that the Regional Court in Hamburg, Germany, has ruled that file-hosting service Rapidshare must proactively filter certain content. Music industry outfit GEMA asked the court to ban Rapidshare from making 5,000 tracks from its catalogue available on the Internet. The court obliged and fined Rapidshare $34 million.
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Rapidshare Fined $34 Million and Ordered to Filter

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