Groveshark has faced a series of court cases over alleged copyright infringement, with record labels accusing the service of being uncooperative, sometimes even of uploading tracks, and seeking to shut it down. With EMI, Sony, Universal, and Warner all fighting the service in the US courts, other rights holders have begun the attack elsewhere. We're keeping track of the saga right here.
Grooveshark's employees found guilty of direct copyright infringement
Court decision in Grooveshark case calls DMCA safe harbor into question
Grooveshark is in trouble with EMI again after failing to make monthly licensing payments and provide sales records.
Universal Music has failed in an attempt to blame streaming service Grooveshark for hosting pirated versions of pre-1972 recordings.
EMI has terminated its contract with Grooveshark, leaving the music streaming service with an uncertain future without support from any major label and pending lawsuits from all four of them, including EMI
RettighedsAlliancen, a Danish group of music rights holders, has won an injunction to force mobile ISP 3 to block access to the service.
EMI, which licensed its music to Grooveshark after settling a lawsuit in 2009, has now sued the streaming music service again, claiming they have failed to make royalty payments. EMI is the fourth major label to sue Grooveshark in the past few months.
Sony and Warner this week joined Universal's lawsuit against Grooveshark, alleging massive copyright infringement on the part of the music service.