Record labels want internet companies to block trademarks following Grooveshark copycats

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After record labels took music streaming service Grooveshark offline earlier this year, they’re seeking to force internet providers to block users from using trademarks in their domain names. The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that after the main Grooveshark site was taken down a number of copycats sprung up with the same name. A secret court order sent to CloudFlare in May demanded that it stop facilitating the site and take it down, along with any other derivatives of the brand. CloudFlare provides services to help keep websites online under heavy load and ensure they’re faster and secure. The record labels were able to…

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