Tuesday, May 04, 2010

RapidShare goes after customers who abuse its trademark to facilitate copyright infringement

A site called TorrentFreak has a story about litigation or cease-and-desist actions taken by RapidShare against other sites that either mimic its wordmark or “misappropriate” its trademark to encourage users to engage in copyright infringement. The story by “Ernesto” is (web url) here.

RapidShare Easy File Hosting has this home page (link) with a demo video. Several sites with clone-like names have been contacted, including “RapidFind” which is at this link and some others, some of which do not work now when tried.

The article suggests that RapidShare is “collaborating” with the entertainment industry to go after repeat copyright infringers.