After being reported to the US government for being a "bad" website by the MPAA, RapidShare is fighting back the only way that seems to work these days: by lobbying the US government.

The MPAA and RIAA may have spent nearly two millions dollars lobbying the US government in the last quarter alone, but RapidShare is willing to spend its own small fortune to defend it self to legislators.

Daniel Raimer, an attorney and also a spokesperson for RapidShare, says that it is unfair to put RapidShare on the "most notorious" piracy list, because it only acts in the same way as Google's YouTube in terms of handing user submitted content, and are more than happy to help filter out content, provided that content owners do most of the work in identifying just what should be removed.