Atari’s copyright attack on RapidShare unplugged

6 01 2011

One-click file-hosting service RapidShare has won another in a string of court rulings vindicating its service, which is vilified as a pirate’s haven by many rightsholders.

Today, the company announced that the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Germany overturned an earlier ruling in favor of video game maker Atari Europe. Atari was concerned about the distribution of its game Alone in the Dark through RapidShare, and it wanted the hosting service to take responsibility for blocking such downloads. A lower Düsseldorf court had sided with Atari, but RapidShare appealed the decision and won.


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