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Thread started 02/22/15 9:53am

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Rapidshare to cease operations as of March 31st


Rapidshare, the once-most popular file storage service on the internet, is shutting down completely after March 31st, 2015. Known for it's ease of storage and easy file sharing capabilities, primarily for copyrighted content uploaded by its users, it once traded hundreds of millions of files every month. But after law enforcement shut down Megaupload in 2012, Rapidshare attempted to comply with the authorities and copyright holders in the RIAA and MPAA, and in the process alienated its customers. Traffic soon dried up, and they attempted to rebrand themselves in the guise of Dropbox and Google Drive but failed.

http://techcrunch.com/201...huts-down/

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Reply #1 posted 02/22/15 1:53pm

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Reply #2 posted 02/22/15 3:16pm

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Perhaps it'll be incriminating to say how much this sucks, but...

This sucks. disbelief

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Reply #3 posted 02/22/15 5:52pm

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I never owned a premium account, So the free 1 download an hour sucked crash
I hated that try again in 120 mnutes crap pissed
I didnt like them.. but yeah i used it a few times lurking lol

Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

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I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #4 posted 02/22/15 8:37pm

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I think I downloaded a porn clip or 2 from rapidshare back in like 2005.

Is megaupload still around, lol.

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Reply #5 posted 02/22/15 9:59pm

nd33

If a business can't survive without illegitimate distribution of copyright protected material, so be it.

Hopefully more are shut down for the same reason.

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These sites are not beneficial to the music industry becoming stronger again with better material being produced, so look at that as the bright side lol

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Reply #6 posted 02/23/15 10:25am

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Sad and scary! Oh some people are using something illegally we better ban it!

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #7 posted 02/23/15 12:33pm

nd33

OnlyNDaUsa said:

Sad and scary! Oh some people are using something illegally we better ban it!

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No-one banned it. It says they just went out of business.

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Reply #8 posted 02/23/15 12:41pm

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nd33 said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

Sad and scary! Oh some people are using something illegally we better ban it!

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No-one banned it. It says they just went out of business.

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totally on their own NO Pressure at all.... lol just like how the org took down the Prince photo gallery all on its own and all voluntary like...no pressure.

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #9 posted 02/23/15 12:51pm

nd33

OnlyNDaUsa said:



nd33 said:




OnlyNDaUsa said:


Sad and scary! Oh some people are using something illegally we better ban it!



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No-one banned it. It says they just went out of business.


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totally on their own NO Pressure at all.... lol just like how the org took down the Prince photo gallery all on its own and all voluntary like...no pressure.



Copyright laws have been around for over a century. That they're actually being enforced is surprising isn't it?
Music, sweet music, I wish I could caress and...kiss, kiss...
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Reply #10 posted 02/24/15 11:58am

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

I think I downloaded a porn clip or 2 from rapidshare back in like 2005.

Is megaupload still around, lol.

lol

Nah, FBI shut them down 7 years ago.

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Reply #11 posted 02/24/15 12:13pm

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TD3 said:

LittleBLUECorvette said:

I think I downloaded a porn clip or 2 from rapidshare back in like 2005.

Is megaupload still around, lol.

lol

Nah, FBI shut them down 7 years ago.

Limewire still around?

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Reply #12 posted 02/25/15 7:27am

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LittleBLUECorvette said:



TD3 said:




LittleBLUECorvette said:


I think I downloaded a porn clip or 2 from rapidshare back in like 2005.



Is megaupload still around, lol.





lol





Nah, FBI shut them down 7 years ago.



Limewire still around?



Nah they aren't around either, FBI.

With streaming music,does anyone need to download music illegally? Of course streaming isnt a real money maker and its silly to pay for it... so many free streaming sights. I don't think anyone cares, folks have downloaded shit for about 14 years. lol
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Reply #13 posted 02/25/15 11:22am

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At the end of the day, its shoplifting / plain stealing. People simply like to hide behind the digital shadow and blame the coprporate system for making them do it.

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Reply #14 posted 02/25/15 1:11pm

JoeTyler

it's been ages since I last used it...is mediafire still around?

[Edited 2/25/15 13:11pm]

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Reply #15 posted 02/25/15 1:13pm

JoeTyler

SquirrelMeat said:

At the end of the day, its shoplifting / plain stealing.

No, it's just copyright business and the industry-executives earning LESS

People simply like to hide behind the digital shadow and blame the coprporate system for making them do it.

Not sure I understand this...

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Reply #16 posted 02/25/15 1:17pm

JoeTyler

TD3 said:

LittleBLUECorvette said:

I think I downloaded a porn clip or 2 from rapidshare back in like 2005.

Is megaupload still around, lol.

lol

Nah, FBI shut them down 7 years ago.

2012 actually wink

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Reply #17 posted 02/25/15 2:32pm

bobzilla77

OnlyNDaUsa said:

Sad and scary! Oh some people are using something illegally we better ban it!

Wll maybe file sharing will start up again on SilkRoad.

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Reply #18 posted 02/26/15 5:33am

Identity

Never used it. There are better alternatives out there to consider, and I'm down with torrenting in the cloud.

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Reply #19 posted 02/26/15 6:16pm

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JoeTyler said:

it's been ages since I last used it...is mediafire still around?

[Edited 2/25/15 13:11pm]


Actually, it still is, but they changed their storage model to be more like Dropbox after Megaupload was shut down. They also got extermely aggressive with shutting down accounts and deleting files, so a lot of traffic went away from them.

As for these file hosters, they're usually good for music and porn, but they're not the best place to download movies or TV shows; you're better off using a torrent site for that.

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Reply #20 posted 02/27/15 6:03am

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JoeTyler said:

TD3 said:

lol

Nah, FBI shut them down 7 years ago.

2012 actually wink

I count everything in dog years. wink


lol

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Reply #21 posted 02/27/15 1:02pm

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There are other similar services and new ones will continue to pop up, likely run by some of the same peope.

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Reply #22 posted 02/28/15 4:41am

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It's time artist stop getting ripped off!!!

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Reply #23 posted 02/28/15 4:42am

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SquirrelMeat said:At the end of the day, its shoplifting / plain stealing. People simply like to hide behind the digital shadow and blame the coprporate system for making them do it. Indeed, it is. Stealing for cowards.

[Edited 2/28/15 4:42am]

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Reply #24 posted 02/28/15 1:18pm

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Holier than thou, blah blah blah....

How many of you possess even ONE unreleased Prince song or bootleg? You shoplifting, coward, thieves!

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Reply #25 posted 02/28/15 2:54pm

JoeTyler

so, stealing is for cowards? lol

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Reply #26 posted 03/02/15 8:51am

Javi

JoeTyler said:

so, stealing is for cowards? lol

Stealing in the internet is, apart from revealing a total lack of respect for culture and artists.

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Reply #27 posted 03/02/15 10:02am

Identity

I pay for music online, order CDs, video games and DVDs on Amazon, buy movie tickets, purchase comics, entertainment mags-- you name it. Not only do I download torrents, but I do it without the burden of shame, regret or guilt. wink

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Reply #28 posted 03/02/15 10:15am

Identity

Cerebus said:

Holier than thou, blah blah blah....

How many of you possess even ONE unreleased Prince song or bootleg? You shoplifting, coward, thieves!



It's very telling that not a single person responded to your question. razz

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Reply #29 posted 03/02/15 10:21am

JoeTyler

Identity said:

Cerebus said:

Holier than thou, blah blah blah....

How many of you possess even ONE unreleased Prince song or bootleg? You shoplifting, coward, thieves!



It's very telling that not a single person responded to your question. razz

oh please...

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