Grooveshark and Google cite copyright suit.
Wow just when you through enough was enough was enough for the RIAA and the music executives for large music labels. Well Google cited by concerns of copyright violations has now pulled the app from the Android market, this also means users like me that had the application installed will have it removed from any device running Android OS (droid). Grooveshark allows you to stream music from a library of roughly 6 million tracks, build playlists or a station to listen to and share with others out on the internet. This applications isn’t the only one that does this!, there is Pandora, Last.fm and a slew of other media applications for both your desktop (or laptop) as well as your phone. Why was Grooveshark singled out? Why the Android market when you can still do the same functions even more so using a computer.
Well you know that Indienation.fm doesn’t have much of a concerns here as all of our music is opensource, creative commons and Indie artists without a large entity that want your money. Feel free to comment and thanks for supporting indienation!
Edit: Recent news sites claim this app is back however I can’t find it on the Android market.
- Grooveshark Back On Android, Bypasses The Android App Market (crunchgear.com)
- Grooveshark returns to Android, but not Android Market (mobile-ent.biz)
- Grooveshark Not Sure Why Google Banned App From Android Market, RIAA Complaint Likely Reason (techcrunch.com)