Afraid Like MegaUpload, RapidShare Limit Bandwidth for Free Users
Closing MegaUpload file sharing sites, followed by arrest of founder Kim Dotcom, would make other similar sites fears. Many sites that issued new policy, RapidShare is no exception.
This past week, users complain that a free account RapidShare. RapidShare download speeds at much lower than before. In last week, RapidShare confirm that truth. Since closed MegaUpload, RapidShare download surge of traffic from user does not pay.
“We decided to take steps that are not popular, but effective. By way of reducing download speed for free users, we believe this step will make RapidShare become popular among pirates, and we want to drive traffic this kind of piracy goes,” statement RapidShare .
There are indications that hijackers started to use RapidShare, as some file sharing sites begin to erase data of its users.
RapidShare added, they do not lower download speed for all files. If that is downloaded is original file (Not file is copied without permission of copyright holder), then users that are not paid will get a normal download speeds.
RapidShare seems to want to implement new policies slowly, allowing users to buy premium account. This step is necessary RapidShare, given onslaught of anti-piracy efforts online from copyright holder.