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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Grooveshark Guilty Of Massive Copyright Infringement


Digital Music News reports the U.S. District Court in Manhattan has found Grooveshark guilty of massive copyright infringement based on a preponderance of e-mails, statements from former top executives, direct evidence from internal logs, and willfully deleted files and source code. Music labels pushed for a summary judgment which has been mostly granted. DMN says Grooveshark CEO Samuel Tarantino and co-founder and CTO Josh Greenberg will face the heaviest charges, which remain to be determined. It appears others in the company were removed from the defendant list in exchange for cooperation. DMN reports that Grooveshark not only knew about infringing content on its site, but willfully uploaded infringing content onto its servers and ordered employees to do the same or face penalties. 

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