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Google allows Grooveshark app back into App Store

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Aug 2012 2:26 User comments (2)

Google allows Grooveshark app back into App Store Google has allowed the controversial Grooveshark application back into the Google Play Store, after removing it last year.
At the time, the company says the app violated Google's terms of service and was removed immediately.

Grooveshark is currently embroiled in multiple copyright infringement suits with the major labels and has lost nearly all of its legal music partnerships.

Says the streaming service's CEO Sam Tarantino: "We look forward to continuing to build a relationship with Android. The company tried to address copyright owners' concerns responsibly. We're not trying to stick up our middle fingers to people," he said. "We're trying to build a legitimate business."

Original article (from April 2011):

Google has pulled the popular Grooveshark music app from the Android Market, following accusations from the record labels that the service facilitates piracy.

When asked for comment, Google only said that it "removes apps from Android Market that violate [its] terms of service."

Apple removed the app from the iOS store last August after it received a complaint from the Universal Music Group.

Google is currently in the midst of speaking before the House Judiciary Committee, which is investigating whether the search giant aids piracy by offering AdSense to all sites, including those that offer pirated movies, music and more.

Grooveshark hosts over 6 million tracks.

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2 user comments

131.8.2012 11:13

Aah yes, control, control... We will get paid for doing nothing & we shall get paid NOW!

The cry of tyrannical leaders down from the ages as well as idiots who claim to 'represent' individuals of one artistic endeavor or another. When all they have seemed to master is the ability to flap their gums between one human being to another or around a mountain of groceries they never really deserved.

There are several thousand Teslas & Tuckers out there whose stories will never be told simply because the almighty established dollar had one thing or another to do in squelching that voice out of existence.

Let's hope this isn't another one of those cases.


22.9.2012 0:13

Er, I like Grooveshark, but I can see why they were yanked; they definitely run in a very grey legal zone.

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