Songbeat used to be a desktop application that let people search for music on Seeqpod and then download it to their computer. It went offline following a lawsuit from WMG, but has just returned as Songbeat 360 with much the same idea, except with its own search technology.Yes, it’s still facilitating piracy. “Why should I pay for music when it’s available for free everywhere anyway? This is the question everyone is asking themselves today,” says CEO Claudio Fritz-Vietta in the launch blurb.The company has no deals with labels or publishers, but says it is “open for talks” and that “whatever we earn with this we are willing to share in a fair way”. Despite a takedown policy, we sense more lawsuits will shortly be thrown at the company.

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