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Official Grooveshark app for Android returns to Play Store

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Despite being under legal assault on several fronts, the official app for Grooveshark's music streaming service is once again available on the Google Play Store.

Grooveshark app in Google Play store
Grooveshark app in Google Play store

Streaming music service Grooveshark has been under a legal assault from major record labels for quite some time now, but that won't be an impediment for Android users any longer: the official Grooveshark app is once again available in the Google Play Store. As noted by the Wall Street Journal, the return of the app comes less than two months after a judge in New York ruled against Universal's argument that the safe-harbor provisions in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) didn't apply to recordings originating before 1972. As a result, the judge determined that Grooveshark wasn't responsible for determining the copyright status of recordings made during that time period.

Just because the app has returned doesn't mean Grooveshark isn't still facing legal battles head, but for the moment the existence of the Android app should no doubt help bolster the service's presence in the minds of consumers. "After working closely with Google to get rogue apps removed, we're delighted that the official Grooveshark app has been reinstated," Grooveshark said in a statement. "We look forward to continuing to build a relationship with Android and leverage this fantastic platform for our partners."