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Windows 7: Rapidshare hand out uploader's details, house raided

27 Apr 2009   #1
Orbital Shark

Rapidshare hand out uploader's details, house raided

This is not Windows 7 related but it's rather interesting.

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
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My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

I seen this on torrent freak yesterday. Who is going to want to use rapidshare now? They had no need to do that really did they. Mind you it will come back and bite them big time because who is going to trust them now. That is one way which is not going to attract potential customers, clowns!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2009   #3
Orbital Shark


Too right. I'm not an RS user yet & i certainly wont be now
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64

Exactly what details though?

I have a premium rs account and am pretty sure all i have given them is a gmail addy??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7077

Good news. Rapidshare sucks, hopefully ppl will start using better file hosts now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2009   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64

What details exactly can they give out though witout breaking the law themselfs??

For instants im sure most people would pay them via paypal, they "could" gather some details this way,but surely this is breaking some kind of privacy law? I know for a fact paypal themselfs would not give out such info, and in all honesty if rapidshare gave out such info surely THEY would be liable for something or other....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

I don't and haven't ever used it myself. It's a bit like xp bland and lifeless, it's really going to be lifeless now though. Silly Billys. Shady as hell giving them your private details though and if I were you win7 I would scrap that account because there could be a thud on your door. Im sure you aint got nothing to worry about.

EDIT: Yes they should be liable for something because surely it is a breach of confidentiality.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86

Torrents ftw?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2009   #9
Orbital Shark


If anything is deemed as breaking the law then any details will have to be given out. Otherwise they would be condoning piracy. IMO
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2009   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64

In all honesty i would very much doubt that any of my "downloading" activity would be classed as criminal, and infact i would welcome them in... prove it...

And then be right on to rapidshare for giving out such "private" info...

Its quite easy to get somebodys details but unless they sell something illegal or make a recorded transaction its near on impossible to incriminate them..
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