Los Angeles - A German court has ruled that Swiss file-hosting service RapidShare is making sufficient efforts to combat copyright infringement, dismissing claims from game publisher Atari, TorrentFreak reported.
Atari had asked the court to compel RapidShare to institute a keyword filter and implement other proactive measures, such as manual verification of "suspect" files, but the court deemed these to be unreasonable or impossible.
"The ruling demonstrates once again that RapidShare is operating a fully legal range and has taken measures against the misuse of its service which go beyond the level that is legally required. We are confident that copyright holders will gradually come to accept this conclusion," RapidShare attorney Daniel Raimer told TorrentFreak.
RapidShare, which recently hired a lobbyist in Washington, also won a court ruling in the U.S. last year that found that, as a file-hosting company, it is not liable for copyright infringement committed by users of its service.