Grooveshark faces $736m in damages after 'wilful' copyright infringement

Coral Williamson

Streaming service Grooveshark's parent company, Escape Media Group, may have to pay more than $736 million in damages to major labels, after a US judge ruled ahead of trial that its copyright violations were "willful" and made "in bad faith".

US District Judge Thomas Griesa will preside over the trial, which starts today, in federal court in Manhattan. On Thursday, Griesa said that he will tell jurors they can choose to award the statutory maximum of $150,000 in damages per ...

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