Default Judgment Entered In Grooveshark Case

Arista Records v. Tkach et al., No. 15-cv-3701 (SDNY Dec. 11, 2015).

The Court granted Plaintiff record companies a default judgment on their claims for copyright infringement, trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition, and cybersquatting claims based on the websites "" and "".  The plaintiffs had obtained a preliminary injunction, and the defendants did not respond to either the injunction or the complaint in any manner.  The Court entered a judgment permanently enjoining Defendants' use of the "Grooveshark" marks and the infringing domains.  Plaintiff UMG was also awarded $4 million for the trademark infringement, $400,000 for the cybersquatting, and statutory damages on the copyright claim of over $13 million.  Plaintiffs were also granted their attorney's fees, to be calculated on a later submission.