Lawsuit Accuses Grooveshark of Copyright Infringement

In a copyright lawsuit, Universal Music Group says it has obtained e-mails and other records that show Grooveshark's leaders led an effort to post over 100,000 pirated songs onto the music service, CNET has learned. "[The business records of Escape Media Group, Grooveshark's parent company,] establish unequivocally," Universal's lawyers wrote in the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, "that the sound recordings illegally copied by Escape's executives and employees, include thousands of well known sound recordings owned by UMG."