Yesterday controversial music service Grooveshark won a round in it's legal battle with Universal and the major music groups. While their legal struggles are far from over, Grooveshark issued this statement that frames the win as good for the music industry as a whole:
"The Court’s decision on the DMCA is significant not only for Grooveshark, but for this industry as a whole, as the Court clarified and confirmed that Internet Service Providers like YouTube, Pinterest and Grooveshark are protected by a broad “safe harbor” from claims of copyright infringement based on user-uploaded content. Grooveshark is also pleased that the Court is permitting it to proceed with its counterclaims, which raise serious issues regarding UMG’s past business practices. This is the latest in a series of important legal victories for Grooveshark, which looks forward to continuing to contribute to the innovations and new technologies that are re-inventing the music business."
What do you think? Is Grooveshark's court victory a win for music?