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German court rules RapidShare not liable for users' activities

German court rules RapidShare not liable for users' activities

This comes after several earlier court rulings that stated RapidShare should block certain copyright contend, including books and music, from being shared.

The Dusseldorf appeal court ruling said that the majority of RapidShare users were operating within the law.

Covering the case, NewTeeVee says, "The court also brought up an interesting point: German copyright allows users to make copies of movies and music files for their own use, as well as to share them with a limited number of close acquaintances. Automated filters would make it impossible for users to save a legal backup copy of a movie on RapidShare's servers."

At the start of April. RapidShare stated that it was planning to implement measures that would see the suspension or termination of the accounts of users who exchange unlicensed content through its platform.

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