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Rapidshare implements data cap restrictions to avoid MegaUpload fate

By Shawn Knight
Nov 21, 2012
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  1. When the United States Department of Justice shut down MegaUpload in January, they were doing more than just taking down a suspected file sharing destination. Law enforcement officials hoped to use the move as a scare tactic to deter similar...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +524

    "Those using the free version of Rapidshare will be limited to 1GB worth of downloads of each file per 24 hours."

    Sooo..that basically means that you can't download anything over 1gb in size? Or did the writer mis-word it?
     
  3. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,530   +443

    Well they do mention per file, so the easy way around this is to break down your upload into smaller pieces. A practice most rappidshare users should already be familiar with as it was the only way to upload files larger than 1GB with a free account for the longest time. However this is at least one step towards reducing piracy on their service.
     
  4. 1 GB per day is well enough to share average (un-copyrighted) files.
    Premium users get 50 GB per day.

    As we all know, the main problem for file-sharing is with pirate copies of new HD films and music.
     

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