Mountain View, Calif. – Google (NASD: GOOG) has removed a mobile
application from digital music service Grooveshark from its Android Market
store, sources told CNET News.com.
"We remove apps from Android Market
that violate our terms of service," a Google spokesman told CNET,
declining to elaborate.
Florida-based Grooveshark lets users upload their own
music libraries, and share songs with other users.
The company has been sued
for copyright infringement by both EMI and Universal Music.
with EMI in 2009 and licensed the label’s catalog; the lawsuit from Universal
is still pending in federal court.
CNET noted that Apple remove a Grooveshark
app from its App Store last year, after complaints from the labels.
(DMW previous coverage)