Grooveshark Wiped Evidence In Copyright Row: Record Cos.

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 3:06 PM EST) -- UMG Recordings Inc. and other record companies asked a New York federal judge on Wednesday to sanction the operator of the music streaming service Grooveshark, saying company executives destroyed a massive quantity of irreplaceable records that would have indicated the extent of its unauthorized publishing of copyrighted songs.

UMG, Warner Bros. Records Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment said that though their copyright infringement litigation was pending, Escape Media Group Inc. — the owner of the online music service — disposed of records showing "the massive volume...
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