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  1. ShareShiz

    ShareShiz Banned

    Feb 13, 2010
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    RapidShare Publishes Anti-Piracy Manifesto for Cyberlockers
    By Ernesto

    Swiss-based file-hosting service RapidShare has released an anti-piracy manifesto to serve as a guideline for cyberlocker and cloud hosting sites. Partly motivated by the criminal indictment of Megaupload, RapidShare stresses that they will do all they can to counter piracy, even if this is at the expense of user privacy and convenience.

    Read the Full Manifesto Here
     
  2. JGM

    JGM New Member Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    1,017
    It will because of this new manefesto that you will see a huge decline in the number of people who use your service legal or otherwise. If you do not respect the privacy of people files among other things then why the hell should anybody pay to use your service.

    Another stupid idea brought to you by Rapidshare.

    JGM.
     
  3. ShareShiz

    ShareShiz Banned

    Feb 13, 2010
    2,082
    I could not agree more. The reason why I use filehosts/cloud services is for privacy. If you ain't gonna give me privacy I might as well just get my own server.
     
  4. Jiung

    Jiung New Member Member

    Oct 25, 2011
    228
    let me call this "grey" opportunity from RS, they want all user keep using RS whatever the content, in other side they wanna keep "clean" from cyberlockers. money talks here..
     
  5. mintcold

    mintcold New Member Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    262
    Ok , this MAY be right in the States , but Rapid-dick is based in Switzerland , and the laws their apply to them .. I don't think The Law in Switzerland allows users personal info to be shared without a court order ..
     
  6. Lifetalk

    Lifetalk Well-Known Member Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    4,336
    Classic example where Rapidshare sucks the 'copyright holders'' cock to save itself. Megaupload might have gone down, but they did it with respect. Rapidshare, on the other hand, is just about anyone's bitch when it comes to saving ass.
     
  7. Smith

    Smith New Member Member

    Sep 26, 2009
    1,941
    "Rapidshare bends over and takes it like a little slut."
    [​IMG]
     
  8. examan345

    examan345 New Member Member

    Apr 11, 2012
    597
    i think they would rather lose half of their users than risk getting shut down like megaupload
     
  9. JGM

    JGM New Member Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    1,017
    I think they will lose more than half... a lot more.

    JGM.
     
  10. SJshah

    SJshah New Member Respected

    Jun 28, 2009
    2,805
    They're in a loose-loose situation with anything they do right now. They're making the right move when looking at it from their point of view. Compromising on user privacy will keep them alive, wheras doing nothing will only lead to worse things for Rapidshare.
     
  11. okone

    okone New Member Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    330
    I love how people don't seem to realise this is a manifesto, not a change in TOS or Privacy Policy. As such, it should only be regarded as a media stunt designed to ward off the MPAA.

    They might as well have called it their magical list of happy thoughts.
     
  12. foxman

    foxman New Member Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    3,095
    Well, RS is under pressure, what else can it do?
     
  13. Lifetalk

    Lifetalk Well-Known Member Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    4,336
    Would be pretty stupid if they released a manifesto they don't intend on heeding themselves to; so if no one else, you can at least count on Rapidshare to invade user privacy to co-operate with the MPAA. And that, is going to bite them in their ass.
     
  14. okone

    okone New Member Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    330
    I hear where you're coming from but, they cannot actually implement any of that without user permission. It would require changing their privacy policy and terms of service. Until that is done, I don't think there is anything to worry about.
     
  15. Krosis

    Krosis New Member Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    53
    mfw i bought 1 month premium like 1 hour before that article came out

    [​IMG]

    Are there ANY reliable filehosts out there? 'Cept for MU.
     
  16. ShareShiz

    ShareShiz Banned

    Feb 13, 2010
    2,082
    thats what everyone thought with all the other filehosts. but. look for the rule in the TOS where it says. we can change our rules at any time.
     

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