RapidShare service closes on March 31




The popular file locker service Rapidshare has announced to stop March 31 with its storage service. After that date, user data erased, so to get the service recommends that users of this site.

Rapidshare logo The service has been approaching end on the site announced : “Rapidshare stop actively offering the service on March 31, 2015.” Until February 28, continue to take the Standards Plus and Premium subscriptions. After March 31, accounts are no longer accessible and the data is deleted.

It is not known why the Swiss company behind Rapidshare quitting. The Swiss trade it can be seen that the service is not in receivership, writes the Swiss newspaper Handelszeitung.

With closing the curtain falls for the service that had long been hugely popular for the illegal distribution of copyrighted material such as music, movies and software. The service rewarded in the past uploaders for the addition of popular content. The success made by the German founder Christian Schmid multimillionaire but also caused a lot of expensive lawsuits that had run the business from the entertainment industry.

After the service took measures to curb piracy, Rapidshare lost favor. In 2013, three quarters of the staff had to leave because of the poor results.


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