According to court documents found by Digital Music News, the potential $17.1bn liability extends to to individuals working for Grooveshark.
UMG accuses the defendants of uploading 113,777 songs - and is reportedly looking to reclaim $150,000 (?96,000) per track.
However, Grooveshark's General Counsel Marshall Custer has told of the company's confidence that it will win its legal battle.
"We have reviewed the Complaint that Universal Music Group filed last Friday against Grooveshark in U.S. District Court in Manhattan," said Custer. ...
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