Goodbye Grooveshark???

by Carmen Cruz

If you're a fan of the music streaming site Grooveshark, you'd better enjoy it while you can. Universal music has filed a lawsuit against the site and are asking for major $$$
If you've never heard of Grooveshark, it's a wicked site where you can search, stream and upload music. It's a great way to discover new tunes you would have never had the chance to hear anywhere else. It's also a fantastic way to create the ultimate playlist.
Apparently, Universal have obtained evidence proving that Grooveshark employees posted pirated songs on their service and are seeking damages of up to $150,000 PER violation. That makes the total lawsuit worth close to $17 BILLION!!!!


(**Legal mumbo jumbo: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act protects sites like Grooveshark in that it makes it ok for USERS to upload copyrighted tunes to the sites, but it's NOT OK for employees of the sites to upload any copyrighted music**). 
The Grooveshark camp said they deny these claims and says "the record company's case is wholly reliant on an anonymous, blatantly false internet blog comment".

Either way, I'm pulling for the site.