Reincarnation of Grooveshark is Targeted by Record LabelsAdded: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Soon after the well-known music streaming service Grooveshark closed down and settled with the entertainment industry, it was “resurrected” by unknown operators. Despite the fact that resurrected version operates more as traditional MP3 search engine, the major music labels decided to bring it down.
Earlier in May, the long-lasting legal dispute between the Recording Industry Association of America and Grooveshark came to an end, with the latter having to settle for $50 million and apologize for infringing copyright. The entertainment industry was quite happy until facing a “new Grooveshark” problem a few days later. Someone with nickname “Shark” had started a new music under Grooveshark brand, which is now owned by the music industry. Despite the familiar name, the site resembled more MP3Juices than Grooveshark, but the record labels were still worried and had to launch a new lawsuit.
The record labels accuse the new website’s operators of counterfeiting, trademark and copyright infringement. They asked the court to immediately shut the website down. The judge sided with the labels and issued the temporary restraining order, while a seizure order was directed at the website’s owners, hosting providers and domain registrar.
According to the temporary restraining order, the reincarnated site’s operators were barred from using Grooveshark trademarks and logos. The same order barred hosting providers from making business with the website. Finally, a domain registrar was ordered to seize the Grooveshark.io domain. In response, the site operator claimed he would continue to run the site from Grooveshark.vc.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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