The service has been under attack for some time with EMI filing suit in 2009 and Universal Music Group in 2010. The management of Grooveshark has maintained that they are abiding by the laws of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act but that hasn't been the experience of either Crimson or the Eagles.
The problem is that, as fast as artists request that their music be removed from the service, other users re-upload it and, because the process puts them under a new URL in the company's system, a new round of removal requests must be made.
Digital Music News has published a series of letters between Robert Fripp and other members of the King Crimson team and Grooveshark showing the growing frustration with the seemingly endless attempts to have their music reviewed.
This was followed today by a statement on Digital Music News' site from Lisa Thomas Music Services which handles publishing for both Glenn Frey and Don Henley of the Eagles (note that Paul Geller is Senior Vice President of Grooveshark):
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