Grooveshark, the international music search engine and streamer recently responded to a lawsuit filed by Universal Music Group earlier this month. The lawsuit claims that executives at Grooveshark conspired to illegally upload more 100,000 songs, and UMG has asked the court to shut down the Grooveshark website as well as seeking $150,000 per infringement.
Grooveshark issued this statement in response:
“We have reviewed the Complaint that Universal Music Group filed last Friday against Grooveshark in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Universal’s claims rest almost entirely on an anonymous, blatantly false internet blog comment and Universal’s gross mischaracterization of information that Grooveshark itself provided to Universal. 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. Grooveshark welcomes the opportunity to present the facts to the Court and has full confidence that it will prevail in the litigation.”