LOS ANGELES— Visitors to the music pirate website Grooveshark.com won't be finding their favorite songs for free anymore. The website has shut down completely after reaching a settlement with major record companies Universal, Sony and Warner on Thursday. Founders Josh Greenberg and Sam Tarantino admitted to creating and operating an infringing music...» Read More
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