Grooveshark Responds To UMG's Lawsuit
November 23, 2011 at 3:53 AM (PT)
On MONDAY (NET NEWS 11/21), ALL ACCESS reported that UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP had filed another copyright lawsuit against GROOVESHARK, after it obtained e-mails and other records that show GROOVESHARK's leaders led an effort to post more than 100,000 pirated songs onto the music service,
Now, GROOVESHARK has responded, telling CNET.COM "that a lawsuit accusing it of posting copyrighted music is based on a 'gross mis-characterization of information.'"
"UNIVERSAL's claims rest almost entirely on an anonymous, blatantly false Internet blog comment and UNIVERSAL's gross mis-characterization of information that GROOVESHARK itself provided to UNIVERSAL," GROOVESHARK's General Counsel MARSHALL CUSTER said in a statement. "While UNIVERSAL has deliberately engaged the media prior to serving a copy of the complaint on GROOVESHARK, GROOVESHARK intends to fight this battle before the court, not in the press."