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False Mirror

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« on: December 19, 2011, 09:22:45 AM »
I just realized that all my albums are available in full length on grooveshark.com.
After a few researches I realized that the content is mostly user-generated, so probably users uploaded it there. I'm pretty sure the label(s) didn't approve that.
What is your experience with that site? Can I or the labels request to delete the content?

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Re: Grooveshark
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 10:03:44 AM »
Doesn't sound legit to me.  From their wikipedia entry, it sounds like they are a former P2P outfit trying to dodge the copyright laws.  I found this takedown page from their website:

http://www.grooveshark.com/dmca_form

Good luck.  One thing I discovered recently was that people were uploading long tracks from one of my recent albums to youtube.  Youtube promptly took them down (I had to draw the line somewhere).

Forrest

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Re: Grooveshark
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 02:44:27 PM »
Guess you haven't heard about King Crimson's open letter to grooveshark and what happened after that. Check this link out:

http://torrentfreak.com/grooveshark-bosses-uploaded-music-say-universal-in-massive-lawsuit-111119/

My favorite bit is this from an employee about illegal music uploading:

"We are assigned a predetermined number of weekly uploads to the system and get a small extra bonus if we manage to go above that (not easy). The assignments are assumed as direct orders from the top to the bottom."

Take care.

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Re: Grooveshark
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 05:58:02 PM »
Thx guys. I actually hadn't been much aware of that site until recently a friend of mine posted it on Facebook

For both of you (Forrest Fang & Loren Nerell) I couldn't find any music on the site. Did you take it down successfully or did just nobody upload it yet? Would you just ignore the matter like me ignoring Youtube/Rapidshare/Torrents?
It is somehow different than Youtube (only some songs on YT and most in rather bad quality) and Rapidshare/Torrents (you clearly know it's illegal if you download).
« Last Edit: December 20, 2011, 06:00:07 PM by False Mirror »

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Re: Grooveshark
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 08:19:04 PM »
No I've never dealt with grooveshark so I guess no one has uploaded any of my music. I usually go after Rapidshare and I started asking youtube to take stuff down, they have a link on each page now to flag stuff including copyright issues. Torrents are a different matter, I've asked sites to stop posting links but once they are on a p2p network its hard to control them.
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Re: Grooveshark
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2011, 10:07:49 PM »
I haven't dealt with Grooveshark, either.  Bloggers have generally been cooperative about removing my releases from album blogs, though it can be like whack-a-mole at times.  I haven't acted on torrents, either, for the same reason Loren mentioned.  That news item is interesting--I don't think I would want to pi** off Robert Fripp about anything.

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