Grooveshark Faces Uphill Battle In Copyright Suits

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT) -- Music streaming service Grooveshark — which streams music uploaded by users — is on legal thin ice in its defense of two copyright infringement suits from record labels, with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act likely providing no protection to the site, attorneys say.

Grooveshark, which purports to have 35 million registered users, is frequently compared to Spotify, a similar streaming service that is popular in Europe and was launched in the U.S. in July. But legally speaking, there is no comparison, attorneys said, because Spotify has...
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