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April 30th: is shut down for good.

May 5th: surfaces in its place.

May 7th: becomes a globally-ranked website.

May 14th: is shut down for good.

May 15th: surfaces.

May 16th: shut down.

May 19th: surfaces.

May 20th…

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12 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    definitely we need this much daily detail about new proto-groovesharks

  2. Fuck wiTh DMN?

    Grooveshark sued Resnikoff now they’re getting their body dragged through the streets

    • Anonymous

      So what, they’re just ordinary criminals.

      • Rebel

        Take it easy, take it eeeeeasy.
        Don’t let the sound of your own wheels, make you crazy.

      • SomeoneYouDontKnow

        Ordinary criminals tend to get better treatment than this. I’m pretty sure dragging someone through the streets is illegal in most countries, even if the individual is a criminal.

    • LordHambergers

      IMHO, the “solutions” that FarePlay suggests actually are the problem. On the article you linked to, they propose removing the Safe Harbor provisions of section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Doing so will eventually allow (supposed) copyright holders to eventually take down the internet itself. Last time I checked, this was called PIPA/SOPA, and was considered by the vast majority of the public to be a very bad thing. Most considered it to be an attack on the internet itself, as well as the freedom of those who use the internet.

      FarePlay claims website owners are are being irresponsible by not complying to each an every DMCA take down they receive. Frankly, many of the takedowns I’ve read about are completely ridiculous, and in some cases impossible to remove (you can remove content that never existed). For example, take the DMCA takedown requests Google has received from Fox claiming that a Wikipedia article on the TV show Family Guy is illegal, and should be remove from Google’s search results.

      This is what happens when overzealous copyright mongers use robots to decide whether something is copyright infringement or not. On top of that, there are takedowns being issued all the time whose only real purpose is to censor free speech. Like the robotic requests, these requests are often made to censor 100% legal material, typically because the requesters want to silence their opponents, so that their half-baked “logic” cannot be debunked. In other words, they don’t want you to have the complete picture.

  3. LordHambergers

    It’s too bad doesn’t seem to work on desktop browsers. When the play button is clicked, nothing happens. Likewise when one clicks the button with the four horizontal bars at the bottom of the screen.

    If you use a mobil browser, all is well. You can also use an addon to change your user agent, which will trick Grooveshark into giving the the mobil version. I’ve tested this using the GNU/Linux version of Firefox, with an Android FF user agent.

    FYI, an Android FF v38 user agent should look something like Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Mobile; rv:38.0) Gecko/38.0 Firefox/38.0. That should work in the desktop version of Firefox, and hopefully other browsers as well. Sadly, you won’t be able to make playlists, as that feature just isn’t available in the mobile version.

    • LordHambergers

      I forgot to mention, this site also w’t work with the desktop versions of Chrome, Midori, Konqueror, or Internet Explorer. At least, not without changing the user agent.

  4. TRIX

    What’s next? is not working for me today…. Did it get shut down too? Someone please update!

    • SomeoneYouDontKnow

      Yes, seems to be dead. It’s possible that the person running it is having technical difficulties. Or more likely the industry has killed this domain. Assuming the latter is true, another Groove Shark domain will probably appear in a day or two.