Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Rapidshare cleared by German court

Having failed to do anything about peer-to-peer filesharing, the music industry's attempts to close down online filesites has had a huge setback after a German appeal court has rejected calls from the copyright farmers for Rapidshare to monitor its users:

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.”

The RIAA does have a fall-back plan, though, which is to employ Mr I. Hulk to smash all computers in an angry rage.