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[–] TheMajestic 1 points 106 points (+107|-1) ago 

Hoooly crap WB records killed him.

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[–] lbruiser 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

:places tinfoil hat on head:

To be fair, was he big enough? I would would fathom to guess that TPB would be bigger target. We will need to see what the Toxicology results has to say.

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[–] TheMajestic 1 points 36 points (+37|-1) ago 

I think he was big enough. He was an american, unlike TPB, and Grooveshark was completely operated in the US. I know that Grooveshark had HUGE litigation problems, the record companies really freaking out about the service. I don't think he's as big as TPB, just much much easier to target. Don't forget, Grooveshark had a surprising amount of traffic!

Besides, the TPB crew hangs out in groups. WB records would need like...at least 4 ninjas.

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[–] omegletrollz 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago  (edited ago)

He certainly was big enough to poke at an entire multi-millionaire industry of old snakes still refusing to change their business model...

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[–] squiremarcus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] IdSay 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

maybe he came onto something he shouldn't have telegraphed over skype that he wanted to leak...

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[–] shh_coffee 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I thought with the shutdown the lawsuits and such were basically done? Why would they waste the time and effort to go after him now when they already won?

It even says in the article:

She said her son was more relieved than depressed about the settlement that shut down Grooveshark on April 30 since it ended the lawsuit that had been hanging over his head.

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[–] 654456 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Crushing debt from the settlement.

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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_ESSENCE 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

. . . it's about sending a message.

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[–] TheMajestic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

When has a legal settlement been able to stop ninjas?

It was a joke, homes. This is the internet.

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[–] Datt_Mamon 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They had already gone into shutdown mode. Couldn't sign all the big guys so they had to close the doors.

Had the pleasure of being part of his 6 man crew @ Bonnaroo this year (completely by accident, camped next door and became besties).

Such a nice and good hearted person. The world lost a kind soul.

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[–] YourDumbWhat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

WB?

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[–] TheMajestic 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Warner Brothers Records. One of the record companies involved in the suit.

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[–] Donald_Trump 18 points 51 points (+69|-18) ago 

Ok folks. I'll tell you a little secret. This was Dr. Dre- I know him, I've known him a long time. I've had some very successful business dealings with Dr. Dre, and I consider him a friend; although sometimes he doesn't make the best decisions in the business world. When he loses, bad things happen, and instead of handling it by being even more successful, like I do, he tends to let his "upbringing" side come out.

I will not go into specifics- but just know that you heard it here from me first when you read that headline, "Dr. Dre Arrested for Murder of Grooveshark Co-Founder."

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[–] DrDre 7 points 79 points (+86|-7) ago 

Yo, what the fuck? Donald, delete this. Immediately.

Call me. Now.

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[–] Donald_Trump 5 points 46 points (+51|-5) ago 

I will not delete that. You know exactly what I told you the last time we spoke, I said the same thing to Jay-Z.

I'm disappointed.

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[–] Patstrick 2 points 13 points (+15|-2) ago 

Was almost ready for some drama but then I read usernames.

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[–] I_am_Elvis_Presley 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

Conference me in, we'll talk like the real people we are.

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[–] Pissed-Off-Panda 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The best part is how Dr. Dre starts out sounding like a brutha from da hood, then ends the letter sounding like a white guy from Reddit. -_-

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[–] asmodea [S] 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

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[–] Rat_Balls 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Mr Trump we expect an immediate apology.

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[–] AtheistComic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well if Donald Trump says it, then it must be true!

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[–] vudu 0 points 46 points (+46|-0) ago 

toxicology results would be done in two or three months

Why so long?

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[–] MooseBites 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

I was wondering the same. Under staffed state labs have analysts that have to spend some of their week as expert witnesses presenting their results in court, getting the results is a process that can require additional testing once the first results are in, there's a backlog, and there's a constant chance that they will be interrupted with samples that need immediate testing.

Here's an article from 2009 that's still relevant

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[–] crab_crouton 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Interesting. I was told by a friend of mine who worked in the coroner's office that there are also procedural reasons.

The techs often work on reports in batches and the coroner looks over everything and does the official filing, which means a backlog occurs as well.

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[–] upgoats 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

See also, the fifth season of The Wire.

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[–] firex726 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I wonder how one gets a job in such a field. Or even ifit'Sr be worth it.

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[–] BubbaJimbo 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

You would think they would put a rush on it, seeing as how he was so young. It could end up being a murder investigation.

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[–] DiggRedditVoatBlank 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Exhaustive toxicology reports take a long time, and not every lab can test for everything, so samples need to be sent to multiple locations. Even then, each lab needs to test multiple times to confirm results. Ever wonder why doctors can't get a blood test to immediately diagnose whatever a problem is? Most of the time, a patient could die before they get the tests back House M.D. hasn't exactly helped people understand how long it takes to get tests back.

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[–] Reed_Solomon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Gotta plant the evidence.

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[–] faissaloo 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

I'm gonna suspect foul play, his death looks like it was professionally done.

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[–] Nerdninja 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Nah. Accidentally tripped and fell on some bullets. Happens all the time.

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[–] Dirty_Asshole 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yep, seems a little too perfect for me.

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[–] kosmic_osmo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

his death looks like it was professionally done

i read this in dale gribbles voice

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[–] G4 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

Holy shit I went to school with Josh. We played xbox a few times. My god....

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[–] GearBrain 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Wow, really? Can you offer any insight into his personality?

Or would you rather be left alone?

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[–] G4 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I mean, there was alcohol involved most of the time, and this was a little while ago.. but he always had tons of ideas. His mind would wander off all the time. We could be watching a movie or something and he would just come up with an idea on the spot and run it by me and I would have no clue where he came up with it from. He was all about bettering himself, he did a lot for the sole purpose of making himself better. He kept to himself quite a bit (unless alcohol or other substances were involved), he wasn't shy or anything but he kept most of his ideas to himself. We really only ever hung out a handful of times, we met through a mutual friend at the time.

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[–] Ronjoe 6 points 1 points (+7|-6) ago  (edited ago)

OP plz

Edit: he delivered

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[–] hungir_strike 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

28 is too damn young. Given how long Grooveshark was a thing, I didn't expect its co-founder to be that young.

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[–] JubJub 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

28 is too damn young. He was just getting to the point where you can start to appreciate life and really enjoy it instead of just living it.

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[–] hungir_strike 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Right? That's the stage in life where all that painful adolescence wears off and you start to really find your place in the world.

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[–] hungir_strike 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

27 here, and kind of a late bloomer. Working two jobs, almost done with my associate's, and soon to be married.

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[–] RedSocks157 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

To me, this sounds like when Aaron Schwartz committed suicide...if so, that would add him to the list of people who's lives have been so ruined by copyright law that they decided to kill themselves.

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[–] brainbaobao 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Copyright definitely should exist, but for much shorter periods of time, as in maybe 10-15 years

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[–] profanion 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

At the moment, we've reached the point where many major copyright extremist companies going bankrupt would be better for society, even if this means that there won't be big budget works.

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[–] BoiseNTheHood 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

The alternative is nobody creating anything new anymore because they have no recourse when others plagiarize their work for personal gain.

I do agree that it's not really "stealing," it's just plagiarism. And there does need to be reforms, since IP law currently gets abused for a money grab all the time.

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[–] DukeNukem 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Such an awesome service, truly unfortunate that it ended the way it did. This is even more unfortunate.

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[–] shh_coffee 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Completely agree. I loved GrooveShark. I used it for years. I've still yet to find a permanent replacement for it for me.

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[–] JohnnyArson 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I've replaced it with the free version of Spotify with an ad muting program. There are occasional 15 to 30 second silences while the ads play, but there aren't incomplete or duplicate albums like you used to find on Grooveshark.

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[–] upgoats 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

For me, once the streaming subscription services got good enough, I was happy to pay a few dollars a month for them. I was a big user of Grooveshark early on, but switched over to Google Music shortly after that came out. Nothing legal will ever compare to Grooveshark, unfortunately. It was too good to be so cheap.

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[–] DukeNukem 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I switched to Amazon Prime since I already pay for it for the shipping. It's nowhere near as good but it does have a nice mobile app for in the car use, that combined with Songza does OK for me. Not as good as grooveshark though.

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