We’ve reported on this rumour before, the first time PPL wrote to members in the UK asking whether they’d licensed Grooveshark (Bulletin, 16-May-13). Many of the other sites mentioned in that communication were blocked following the BPI’s most recent high-court action, but not Grooveshark. Now TorrentFreak is reporting that PPL has sent a new email out to its members: “You may remember that in May 2013 we asked if PPL record company members had licensed their recordings to the operator of a number of websites, including Grooveshark. As a follow-up, BPI would like to check the current position as to whether you’ve licensed your recorded music to the operators of the Grooveshark website in the UK.” Another block? The BPI says it’s simply “updating our records to ensure they remain accurate”. Forcing ISPs to block Grooveshark would be more controversial than BitSnoop, BeeMP3, FilesTube and other filesharing sites, because Grooveshark does have *some* licensing deals, including an agreement with major publisher Sony/ATV (Bulletin, 29-Aug-13).

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