Los Angeles – A German court has ruled that Swiss
file-hosting service RapidShare is making sufficient efforts to combat
copyright infringement, dismissing claims from game publisher Atari,
Atari had asked the court to compel RapidShare to
institute a keyword filter and implement other proactive measures, such as
manual verification of "suspect" files, but the court deemed these to
be unreasonable or impossible.
"The ruling demonstrates once again that
RapidShare is operating a fully legal range and has taken measures against the
misuse of its service which go beyond the level that is legally required. We
are confident that copyright holders will gradually come to accept this
conclusion," RapidShare attorney Daniel Raimer told TorrentFreak.
which recently hired a lobbyist in Washington, also won a court ruling in the
U.S. last year that found that, as a file-hosting company, it is not liable for
copyright infringement committed by users of its service.