Grooveshark Banned ... Then Reinstated To Facebook
May 14, 2012 at 3:17 PM (PT)
GROOVESHARK is back in FACEBOOK's good graces after the social media giant FACEBOOK disabled the app and "single sign-on" service for the online music streaming service due to copyright infringement complaints last THURSDAY (5/9). After initially asserting the cut-off was an error on FACEBOOK's part, GROOVESHARK adopted a more conciliatory tone and went into damage control mode.
"We believe they were disabled in error and we are in communication with FACEBOOK to try to understand exactly what’s going on, so we hope to see a resolution to these problems soon," GROOVESHARK wrote on its blog, before reporting on THURSDAY, "We have confirmed that the GROOVESHARK Page and App outage on FACEBOOK was due to a copyright takedown request issued by a foreign entity. As a fellow US-based DMCA-compliant service, FACEBOOK’s copyright notice and takedown process is very similar to GROOVESHARK’s. We are working with FACEBOOK to reactivate the GROOVESHARK Page and App in accordance with their process."
The resolution came on SUNDAY:"We completed FACEBOOK’s notice, takedown and appeal process for our FACEBOOK Page on FRIDAY, and we’re happy to share that the official GROOVESHARK FACEBOOK Page has been reinstated."