A German court has reportedly ordered file-sharing site RapidShare to proactively filer thousands of files uploaded by its users. The decision comes after the three different verdicts led by lower court, which ruled that the site had not take enough steps to prevent piracy going on its server. The initial judgement reports states that the site need to be monitor in order that the user files for copyright infringement before they are made available on the site for downloads.
TorrentFreak is reporting that the ruling goes completely different as of that of the European Court of Justice. “We consider it as unprofessional to assess a judgement before the written reasons for the judgment are available. Only then you can determine which party can indeed celebrate a verdict as a success,” Raimer, Rapidshare spokesman told TorrentFreak. It’s likely that RapidShare will have to develop a software-based solution to filter content.