Lawsuits Galore: Songbeat Silenced For Now, Won’t Go Down Without A Fight
February 26, 2009 at 08:27 AM EST
With a comic message on its website saying that the service has gone away to enter the 36 Shaolin Chambers of Software Kung Fu but will return stronger, music discovery application Songbeat lets its visitors know that it has received a first blow in court after Warner Music (and other music labels) sued the German startup for enabling users to stream and download music without permission. Songbeat essentially allowed you to scour the web for MP3s using integrated search for Seeqpod, Project Playlist, SpoolFM, iASK and more, stream tracks and even download them from a neat and fast desktop application. This comes fresh off the heels of the news that Warner Music is suing Seeqpod and even a developer that was using the application's API, which prompted us to write that they've reached a new low. It's not getting any better today.