Grooveshark Responds To Universal Music Lawsuit

image from www.hypebot.comAs we reported on Monday, Universal Music Group has filed a new lawsuit alleging that the Grooveshark execs conspired to illegally upload more than 100,000 songs. UMG asked the court to shut Grooveshark down immediately and is seeking damages of $150,000 per infringement. Late Tuesday, Grooveshark responded:

"We have reviewed the Complaint that Universal Music Group filed last Friday against Grooveshark in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Universal’s claims rest almost entirely on an anonymous, blatantly false internet blog comment and Universal's gross mischaracterization of information that Grooveshark itself provided to Universal. While Universal has deliberately engaged the media prior to serving a copy of the Complaint on Grooveshark, Grooveshark intends to fight this battle before the Court, not in the press.  Grooveshark welcomes the opportunity to present the facts to the Court and has full confidence that it will prevail in the litigation."

Marshall Custer
General Counsel

The "anonymous, blatantly false internet blog comment" refers to a comment to a post on Digital Music News.

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  1. Grooveshark have, despite repeated requests, failed to complete a licensing agreeement with us after 18 months of approaches. It seems to me that they are a very dishonest company, I’m not surprised by Universal’s allegations.

  2. Yeah I now several companies who have failed to make a deal with Grooveshark, so I’ve lost my sympathy for that site (which is sad, cos its very beautiful and well working)…

  3. heh now they cant promote their own artists and have no money, so lets take the rest of the money and give it to lawyers! way to go universal, take a hike, or promote some real talent the right way.

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