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EMI files lawsuit against Grooveshark for breach of contract

updated 05:55 pm EST, Fri January 6, 2012

Digital music company continues to face trouble

EMI Music Publishing appears to be the latest content owner to file a lawsuit against the online music company Grooveshark. Although the music label has a licensing agreement with Grooveshark, the latter company is accused of not making "a single royalty payment" or providing any accounting statements.

The breach-of-contract suit expands Grooveshark's potential legal troubles, as it now faces lawsuits from all four major record companies. Other labels are suing the company for allegedly posting copies of songs without establishing a licensing agreement, which would violate DMCA provisions.

EMI already had a previous lawsuit against Grooveshark, though it was settled after both parties agreed to a licensing deal that involved royalties and accounting statements. The fresh lawsuit suggests Grooveshark may not have complied with terms of the original settlement.

Grooveshark claims the fresh lawsuit from EMI is a "contract dispute" that it expects to resolve, according to a statement posted by the New York Times]



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