Controversial streaming music service Grooveshark has lost another distribution channel, with news that Google has removed its Android app from the Android Market store. “We remove apps from Android Market that violate our policies,” Google tells CNET in a statement. Why was it removed? Grooveshark claims that “Google received a letter of complaint from the RIAA”, and complains that it has not been given any specific information about what it needs to change to qualify for readmission into the store. “As a user-sourced service, like YouTube, Grooveshark complies speedily with all DMCA requests to make sure that we operate within the law and respect the wishes of content owners,” it continues. “Google itself relies on the DMCA for the very same protection that Grooveshark does.” Apple also removed Grooveshark’s app from its App Store last year, reportedly following a complaint from Universal Music Group. Source: TechCrunch
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