Danish anti-piracy body RettighedsAlliancen is aiming its crosshairs at streaming music service Grooveshark, applying to the local ‘Fogedretten’ court to force local ISPs to block access to its website. “When you want to offer music on the Danish market, one must have an agreement with rightholders to do so. Grooveshark does not and has been completely uncooperative,” says RettighedsAlliancen’s Maria Fredenslund, according to TorrentFreak.
“There is a burgeoning market for online music that we believe it is necessary to support. We are in a situation where the market will die if Grooveshark continues.” We’ve seen a number of sites blocked on copyright infringement grounds in Europe over the last couple of years – including The Pirate Bay in Denmark – but this is the first time Grooveshark has been targeted in this way.