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Grooveshark Resurrected Out of US Jurisdiction 29

New submitter khoonirobo writes: Less than a week after music streaming service Grooveshark was shut down, it seems to have been brought back to life by an unknown person "connected to the original grooveshark" according to this BGR report. Seemingly, the plan is to get away with it by registering and hosting it outside of U.S. jurisdiction. From the article: "It’s still in the early stages of development, but the team hopes to reproduce the old Grooveshark UI in its entirety, including playlists and favorites."
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Grooveshark Resurrected Out of US Jurisdiction

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  • no it isn't (Score:4, Interesting)

    by blackest_k ( 761565 ) on Wednesday May 06, 2015 @05:47PM (#49633895) Homepage Journal

    Seems its just a search engine rebranded to look like grooveshark

    • by deesine ( 722173 )

      Ya, no accounts yet. I want my playlists. $9/month and no playlists. This has been a bad week.

    • It's a work in progress.... Wonder how long they think they can get away with it once they start infringing in earnest...

      It will just turn into more fodder for the RIAA's legal team....

      • It's a work in progress.... Wonder how long they think they can get away with it once they start infringing in earnest...

        It will just turn into more fodder for the RIAA's legal team....

        Yes. They are going to learn very quickly that there is no such thing as "outside of U.S. jurisdiction".

        • Yes. They are going to learn very quickly that there is no such thing as "outside of U.S. jurisdiction".

          Of course not, the US government has become the enforcement arm for the multinational copyright cartels.

          Which is why industry groups write the text of trade agreements and then tell the US government to go implement it and pressure other countries to adopt it.

    • Re:no it isn't (Score:4, Informative)

      by Harlequin80 ( 1671040 ) on Wednesday May 06, 2015 @06:35PM (#49634147)

      It's a clone of MP3Juices. Grooveshark is gone. Not to mention they signed their trademarks over to the RIAA so this will go offline at a domain level in no time.

  • Lies (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 06, 2015 @05:49PM (#49633915)

    From the article:

    "UPDATE: As several people have pointed out since this post originally ran, Grooveshark.io appears to be little more than a clone (or a skin) of an “MP3 search engine” called MP3Juices.se, which I only recommend visiting if you’re a big fan of ads (and crappy UI). The copyright pages are identical, the privacy policies are identical and, most importantly, the catalogs of available MP3s are identical. (Thanks to Ryan and David for bringing this to my attention.)

    Whether or not “Shark” and his team have bigger plans for the domain in the future remains to be seen, but based on these recent revelations, it’s hard not to see this as a group of clever programmers riding the wave of a big news story."

    So it's bogus.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Already working on my own streaming system that I'm just going to keep private, never share, and only use with friends and family. On the 30th grooveshark shutdown, on the 1st I already had downloaded 90gigs and counting of music that I was listening to on grooveshark. For every artist I could think of I grabbed the discography download and by the 3rd I had grabbed around 200 gigs and had everything I lost plus more.

    Now I'm working on a client/server app in C++ using protocol buffers for network communicati

    • Make sure to share the software when you're done :)

      Personally, I've been hosting my own private collection for years, thanks to NAS and a VPN.

      As an alternative, amazingly, Apple seems to "get it" here with their $25/year Match program too -- anything you sync through their service comes with full service, no ads, and you sync the music and playlists to your devices, so if ITS and Match ever vanish, you've still got everything. Google seems to be catching on as well, but they still want you to put everythin

      • Or, alternately ... why would I rely on someone else in the first place? Why would I waste time and bandwidth copying my files around the internet?

        I'm probably in the minority, but I still buy CDs, rip them to MP3, and then put them on whatever the hell I like.

        I don't have ads either. I also don't have DRM, annual fees, or any of the other crap associated with keeping my stuff in the cloud.

        • Personally, I've been hosting my own private collection for years, thanks to NAS and a VPN.

          As an alternative....

          Your alternative to my alternative appears very similar to what I stated :D

    • Already working on my own streaming system

      With blackjack? And hookers?

    • Are you going to host it in Antigua [quora.com]?

  • by Anonymous Coward

    https://torrentfreak.com/resurrected-grooveshark-is-actually-an-mp3juices-clone-150506/

    A third rate site like torrentfreak saw through this ruse in about 30 seconds.

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