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Rapidshare Deleting Accounts

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Guddamit, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Guddamit

    Guddamit Newbie

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    Got this in the email this morning.
    Just after I paid 3 months in advance too.

    You gotta laugh though. If they terminate every Premium account user that downloads stuff off their server they will effectively shoot themselves in the foot.
     
  2. black1411

    black1411 Junior Member

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    So are you getting a refund? Clearly just a show for the courts to say "yea, we did crack down on piracy, see?"
     
  3. Doom101

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    Probably no chance of them forwarding your personal info to the authorities right? Since they're in Switzerland and all?
     
  4. Guddamit

    Guddamit Newbie

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    Well they may, but I never hosted any files, just downloaded them. Just as guilty tho :)
     
  5. Guddamit

    Guddamit Newbie

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    Yikes! this was supposed to be in the Lounge Section. Sorry Admins.
     
  6. bavahz

    bavahz Registered Member

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    Just like the offshore and suisse banks are sucking up to and caving into the demands and the pressure from the feds it was only WHEN RS would be "talked to".It will not get better.
    I read that the dickheads are going to add a new tax onto ....drum roll.......... toilet paper!!!
    It seems it causes global warming every time you take a dump. next will be a head tax for breathing.NOT kidding. UK taxes farmers on methane output of the bovine buddies.
     
  7. Guddamit

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    Its stupid really. Rapidshare is known for its hosting of illegal software, and having been a premium user for a number of years, I cannot see their reasoning for closing down the very members who contribute to their wages. It will be interesting to see if they are having a wholesale clamp down on premium users, or this was just a random thing to justify their existence to the courts as black1411 mentions.
     
  8. jshm2

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    rapidshare operate in Germany bud not Switzer and the authorities have taken them across the barrell a few times the latest was last month where they had to pay 20 million euro for illegal music sharing.

    It's the music industry bitching that's causing all these sue everyone and monitor everyone scenarios. But the music industry is a big time sponser and buyer of advertising upon which almost everyone online even BHW depends on so they have no option but to listen. As for the service cancellation get your cc provider on the phone and chargeback the cash on the grounds that you never received the service. You'll get you money back hassle free as long as the transaction is under 50 bucks you won't be asked about it don't do this too often either.
     
  9. Doom101

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    funny, according to the letter posted by the OP and this wikipedia link below, it says switzerland... but hey, you probably know more than they do.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapidshare
     
  10. heiny

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    They could have registered the company in Nigeria, but operate in Switzerland. Doesn't change the fact that they're bending over like gays for the RIAA. Some alternative will come up soon - trust me :) And that time they'll just give the industry the finger and tell them to jog on.
    This is the beginning to the end for RS.

    Good luck to them
     
  11. Guddamit

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    Ok. Now have my Rapidshare account back. Seems my account was hacked and the password and email address was changed. RS had me back instated within an hour. Since then I changed my email address, login and password, and set the security lock as well.

    It appears that the email above was some smart asswipes (the hacker) attempt at stopping me from going to RS to ask why the account had been terminated. Well the sucka didn't reckon on me asking questions. :)

    So if any of you get an email like that and cannot login to your RS account, just ignore the email and ask RS to reinstate you. Make sure you reset your account details once you login again. Better still for all you guys 'n gals who have premium accounts go and change your login details now just in case.
    Cheers

    BTW mods this page came up in a Google search when I searched for "Your RapidShare account is being terminated due to violating the terms of service"
     
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  12. Xch4ng3

    Xch4ng3 Newbie

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    You had me worried there xD Good job on clearing it all up ;)