RapidShare set rules to reduce download speed, regulate it after MegaUpload’s closure.
It seems that they got scared like every other file service after MegaUpload failure. In order to decrease pirate sharing at RapidShare they decided to lower file download speed for public downloads. This will make RapidShare not the best choice for sharing illegal content.
It is almost useless now to share via RapidShare since public download is so slow. In addition to this, they will set rules for legal users to arrange some speed rules for fast public downloads via their legal referrers which are approved.
You have to share these information in order to better public share via RapidShare: e-mail address, telephone number, file types and where the files will be published.