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ThePirateBay is different because they don't host any files, they merely index the torrent files so that people can know where to find peers who do have the file. If they could take ThePirateBay down, they would have done it a long time ago.
MegaUpload wasn't even bad compared to sites like PirateBay and Hulkshare. I suppose its all about where the websites are located...
The popular file-hosting service RapidShare is not guilty of copyright infringement, the United States District Court of California has ruled. The ruling is an important victory for RapidShare, which has been increasingly targeted by the entertainment industries.
Last year, adult media company Perfect 10 filed a lawsuit against the leading file-hosting service, RapidShare. Among other claims, Perfect 10’s lawsuit stated that RapidShare was guilty of infringing the copyrights of many of its images.
The California-based company called for a jury trial in the United States to settle the issue. RapidShare responded by requesting that the case be postponed and transferred to Europe and heard under German law. This request was denied last month and the case went ahead in the United States.
This week the District Court of California rejected Perfect 10′s request for a temporary injunction. The Court stated in its ruling that as a file-hosting company, RapidShare cannot be accused of any copyright infringements. The ruling is a significant victory for RapidShare and the case sets an important precedent in the United States.
US Court: RapidShare Not Guilty of Copyright Infringement
Originally posted by xavi1000
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