RapidShare Wins in Court...yOOooooOOoo
Court: RapidShare AG not liable for user uploads
File hosting company wins appeals procedure (Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf) May 03, 2010
Cham, May 3, 2010. RapidShare AG has won its appeal against Capelight Pictures in the Court of Appeals Düsseldorf, Germany (Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf). Prior to this, plaintiff had obtained a preliminary injunction against RapidShare at Düsseldorf's district court (Landgericht Düsseldorf), by which the file hosting company was enjoined from hosting certain movies its clients had uploaded. This judgment has now been reversed by the Appellate Court.
Christian Schmid, founder of RapidShare: "We are very happy about the judgment. The court has confirmed that RapidShare is not responsible for the contents of files uploaded by its users. The judgment shows that attempts to denounce our business model as illegal will not be successful in the long run. With its 1-click-filehosting model, RapidShare responds to legitimate interests of its users and will continue to do so in the future."
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RapidShare also scores trail-blazing victory in US
Application for temporary injunction against leading file-hosting company rejected May 20, 2010
Cham, 20 May 2010. Yet another company has failed in its attempt to discredit and have the business model of the leading global one-click-filehost, RapidShare AG, declared illegal. On 18 May 2010, a US District Court threw out an application for a temporary injunction against RapidShare AG. Submitted by the adult entertainment company Perfect 10, the application was intended to force RapidShare into preventing Perfect 10 pictures from being distributed via RapidShare's file-hosting service. The court rejected the application in its entirety. In its ruling, the court stated that as a file-hosting company, RapidShare cannot be accused of any infringements of copyrights. Perfect 10 also failed to name the location of the copyright protected content on a single occasion.
Christian Schmid, founder of RapidShare AG, said that "the view that RapidShare does not promote any infringements of copyright, unlike other file-hosts, appears to be gradually catching on. It is a milestone for us that this is also happening in the US. We are happy that the court in California has not bought into the odd line of argument put forward by Perfect 10 and we look forward to increasingly emphasise the major difference between RapidShare and illegal share-hosts".
long live Rapidshare