Oh, Grooveshark. So beloved, so blatantly not-quite-legal.
The popular browser-based music streaming service could soon be sleeping with the fishes now that EMI, the last remaining major label that had been willing to negotiate, has joined the litigious ranks looking to sue it out of existence. The New York Times reports that EMI filed suit against Grooveshark on Wednesday, claiming the company, a subsidiary of Escape Media, had violated an earlier contractual agreement and has "made not a single royalty payment to EMI, nor provided a single accounting statement."
Sony, Universal and Warner Brothers all sued Grooveshark for copyright infringement last year. The service, which allows users to upload music which others can then listen to for free, is theoretically protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.