DMCA Doesn't Shield Grooveshark For Pre-1972 Claims: UMG

Law360, New York (January 8, 2013, 5:32 PM EST) -- An attorney for Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group told a New York state appeals court during a hearing Tuesday that Internet music streaming service Grooveshark can't use federal law to protect itself from pre-1972 copyright infringement claims.

Andrew H. Bart of Jenner & Block LLP, representing UMG, said that the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which put the burden on copyright holders to ask services that rely on user uploads like Grooveshark to take down offending songs, doesn't apply to pre-1972 recordings,...
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