Warner Music VS Rapidgator.net


In 2018 Rapidgator.net was among the largest illegal file-sharing services averaging $3,7 million in yearly revenue. On the music label’s instructions, Semenov & Pevzner sued the foreign domain owner, a Russian telecom operator and the hosting-provider. A technical expert clarified the algorithm of the file-sharer to the court and confirmed the technical viability of the claimant’s demands, helping to secure a judgement in favour of Warner Music. The respondent’s appeal was unsuccessful.