Atari Lawsuit against RapidShare Fails

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 07 January 2011 15:29

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Worried that their game Alone in the Dark is being pirated via Rapidshare, Atari tried to bring a copyright suit against Rapidshare in a German court. The German court sided with Atari, so Rapidshare appealed and was heard by a higher court. The higher court heard their plea and Rapidshare won the suit. It'd be crazy to think that this is the last lawsuit Rapidshare will receive, but it sets a precedent at the very least. Rapidshare's statement says "The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf acknowledged RapidShare’s efforts against the distribution of material that is protected by copyright and deemed the additional measures required by Atari to be unreasonable or pointless." It'd be crazy to think that this is the last lawsuit Rapidshare will receive, but it sets a precedent at the very least.

 

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