Google Yanks Grooveshark App From Android Marketplace
April 7, 2011 at 4:01 AM (PT)
The music streaming app GROOVESHARK has been removed by GOOGLE from its ANDROID Marketplace, due to alleged copyright law violations. DIGITALTRENDS.COM reports, "GOOGLE's decision to remove the app comes as the company is facing increased scrutiny from lawmakers over sites that offer services or goods that are alleged to violate copyright laws. GOOGLE's chief counsel KENT WALKER is scheduled to appear TODAY (4/7) in front of the House Judiciary Committee during a hearing that will address online piracy."
"We remove apps from ANDROID market that violate our terms of service," a GOOGLE spokesman said.
EMI reportedly has worked out a deal with GROOVESHARK, but sources claim there is no deal with UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP -- many of whom feel was the company that complained to GOOGLE, causing the removal of the app.