Published on August 16th, 2010 | by Jamie Forestell1
Grooveshark for iPhone pulled from AppStore
It was a long battle for the Grooveshark company to have their application approved for download on the iTunes AppStore but this was celebrated 4 days ago. Today the application was pulled and the company executives are scrambling to find out why. Stay tuned for an update as soon as tektok can find out more!
UPDATE 1: Grooveshark has updated their blog with the following: “This comes as an absolute surprise to us, and we are not sleeping until we figure out exactly how to fix this—and get Grooveshark for iPhone back in the App Store. Above all, our biggest concern is damaging the service we provide to all of you guys—our loyal (awesome) users.”
Users that are trying to download the application have Universal Music Group to thank. Universal Music – the largest record company in the world, according to Wikipedia – is suing Grooveshark for copyright infringement. Universal claims Grooveshark is illegally streaming songs from Universal’s pre-1972 catalog and Grooveshark’s “business plan is based on copyright infringement.”