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Grooveshark Agrees to Seize Operations

April 30, 2015 | RIAA News

The music service agrees to wipe its computer servers clean and transfer ownership of its website, mobile apps and other intellectual property.
BACKGROUND: A California state judge has handed down a major legal victory in the expanding campaign to secure compensation for pre-1972 recordings from services like SiriusXM and Pandora.
A federal indictment is appropriate, but so is holding Megaupload and its operators accountable for the blatant harm caused to the music community, says RIAA
As a quick refresher, RIAA member companies sued SiriusXM last fall in California for refusing to pay for its use of music made before 1972, despite repeatedly playing these popular songs on various SiriusXM channels.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced it has hired intellectual property and technology law veteran George Borkowski as its new Senior Vice President, Litigation and Legal Affairs.
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WASHINGTON – Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman today announced the promotion of Steven M. Marks to the newly created position of Chief, Digital Business & General Counsel.  Previously Marks served as Executive Vice President & General Counsel.  Marks will continue to report to Sherman.