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Grooveshark Shuts Down After Settling Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

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Posted: 05:58AM

The parent company of Grooveshark, Escape Media, has announced that it has officially shutdown the service after settling a copyright infringement lawsuit that it has been battling for years. Grooveshark, which launched in 2007 and let millions of web and mobile users stream an unlimited number of songs from major record labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group, was found to have lacked the proper rights to upload copyrighted songs. As a part of the agreement to shutdown Grooveshark, Escape Media has surrendered its website, mobile applications, and intellectual property. The Recording Industry Association of America, which represents the major labels affected by Grooveshark, revealed in a statement that "This is an important victory for artists and the entire music industry."

In a letter posted to the Grooveshark website, users of the service are being urged to seek out legal and licensed music services to satisfy their music listening needs.

Source: CNET

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