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RapidShare Slows Download Speeds To Drive Away Pirates

During the last week, users who rely on RapidShare

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aka RapidShare tried to get pirates to sign up for their paid service :D

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Still full speed for Premium members, so I'm happy. ;)

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i still get 2mb/sec as premium member so dont really care what they do to free users :)

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I can no longer download from rs freely. It starts initially and then stops within 10secs. I've had similar issues with a couple of other sites as well. Could also be ISP-related for me, but can't say for sure.

Other sites have been doing similar tactics. Some sites give away full speed during off peak "happy hour" times, which are essentially random based on real-time demand for bandwidth. The other thing I have seen a lot more of recently is "the number of free download slots has reached capacity."

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HTTP fails for large Linux ISOs anyway.

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If RapidShare drove away pirates they would probably only have a handful of users left. Attempting to drive them towards buying premium accounts is certainly more likely.

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RapidShare Slows Download Speeds To Drive Away Pirates

During the last week, users who rely on RapidShare

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I've always felt 10 odd dollars a month was worth it for top speeds and a wide selection at the errmm buffet.

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Pay for rapidshare? lol

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Sorry but I agree with what they are doing people shouldnt be ripping off the music and movie entertainment people.

Yea, because that's all any type of file sharing is ever used for. Never is there even one legitimate file ever hosted on the net.. :rolleyes:

Ignorant fool.

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Dropbox, Minus, Skydrive, Mediafire, there are lots of better alternatives.

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When there was only RS in the market they betrayed all, changed the agreements to profit, eventually lost everyone then back down really smoothly and now they are trying again to fool the world...!

True story bro :)

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Yeah, Rapidshare wants to drive the pirates away. Sure... :laugh:

This is nothing more than "We're on top again so let's be greedy". They've done it before.

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Is it true that most websites similar to this are being blocked in the US primarily because of the take down of Megaupload which originated from the US I believe?

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They're limiting free accounts to make people pay. Their site has always been terrible and I'll miss Megaupload a heck of a lot more.

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Lets be honest people use these sites to download illegal stuff not for legitimate uses..Most people save there stuff on there harddrive and copy there hard drive to make sure they dont lose there stuff.

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