Senator files order against RapidShare

After illegal copies of 'The Reader' appear on the platform

BERLIN -- German distributor Senator Film has filed a cease-and-desist order against file sharing platform RapidShare after illegal copies of Senator release "The Reader" appeared on the platform.

Senator filed the order after RapidShare did not respond to its demands to remove the film from its site, the company said.

Senator CEO Helge Sasse said the move was a clear signal against Internet piracy, which he claims has become so extensive it "threatens the very existence of the film industry."