For anyone like me who uses Rapidshare to upload/share stuff, please note things are changing from 16-Jan and you need to change some of your account settings to allow others to download your files as the current default will be set to "private folder"

I rec'd the following in response to my request for clarification about this:-

I understand you want to still share your files with the changes after the 16th

No you will only have to make a few clicks and you will be able to share your
files normally.
First, you have to make sure that your user alias and folder alias is set. Please
check the account overview on the right hand side:
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

After that, when our changes come you can set the privileges for a folder in the
File Manager:
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
Please note that you can only set access rights for folders but not for individual
files. Just right click on the folder and choose “Privileges”. Please click on
“Shares” and in the line “Public Access” tick the appropriate boxes for:
1. View: Users are allowed to see the folder content.
2. Download: Users are allowed to download data from this folder.
3. Upload: Users are allowed to upload data to this folder.

There are 2 different ways you can share the files with the public. You can
provide the download link to a file or you can provide the link to the entire
folder. On the bottom of the “Privileges” window you can find the folder link or
if you would like to share only one file, right click on the file and share it via
the share option.