File-sharing site Rapidshare set to close following steady decline
After a long legal battle that started in 2011, file-sharing website Rapidshare will be shutting down at the end of March. A battle with a German court ensued in 2012 and later that year the website stopped offering its free service and fired the majority of their employees. In a brief notice to users that’s posted on the still functioning website, the Switzerland-based service warns users to backup their data and that all accounts will be cancelled on March 31st of 2015. The announcement comes in the wake of the music streaming industry’s colossal uprising, with companies like Spotify, Beats Music, and YouTube Music Key dominating the public domain.