Aurous shuts down after $3m settlement with RIAA
Well, that was that. Filesharing service Aurous has shut down after agreeing a $3m settlement deal with labels that includes a permanent injunction and judgement against it. The deal will see developer Andrew Sampson barred...
December 10, 2015
Aurous case could be settled within the week
The RIAA’s lawsuit against music application Aurous could be done and dusted within 10 days, according to lawyers for both parties. At a hearing on Friday in the early stages of their court battle, both sides requested...
November 9, 2015
Aurous defence focuses on ‘player of players’ claim
Aurous developer Andrew Sampson has denied that his application was intended to fuel piracy, claiming instead that it was an aggregator of legal music services. In testimony submitted as part of his defence against the...
November 5, 2015
Aurous offers to shut down as RIAA steps up pressure
Filesharing startup Aurous’ response to the RIAA’s copyright infringement lawsuit has been a masterclass in how NOT to respond to copyright infringement lawsuits. From bizarre arm-wrestling challenges to tweeting out...
October 28, 2015
Aurous downloads halted by RIAA’s temporary restraining order
The RIAA has won a temporary restraining order against filesharing tool Aurous and its developer Andrew Sampson, forcing him to halt downloads of the application. The defendants in the copyright infringement case are forbidden...
October 16, 2015
Aurous developer defiant in face of RIAA lawsuit
Music-streaming software Aurous only launched its 0.1 Alpha client at the weekend, but it’s already being sued by the RIAA for “willful and egregious copyright infringement”, in a lawsuit that raises serious questions...
October 14, 2015
Music software Aurous launches its 0.1 Alpha
The release of a piece of software in ’0.1 Alpha’ is rarely big news, but it is for Aurous, with its slogan of ‘Enjoy music how you want to for free’. As we reported in mid-September, it’s trying to do for music...
October 12, 2015
Aurous developer promises ‘content-ID system and DMCA portal’
Music app Aurous isn’t even available yet, but it’s been causing a stir within the music industry thanks to its promise of a Spotify-style interface on a powerful web and torrent search-engine back-end. Its developer...
September 29, 2015
‘Popcorn Time for music’ app Aurous abandons crowdfunding
Earlier this month, we reported on the upcoming launch of Aurous, a music-focused filesharing app whose slick interface – by which we mean an interface heavily inspired by Spotify – was already seeing it hailed as a “Popcorn...
September 21, 2015
Labels’ next headache: a ‘Popcorn Time for music’ called Aurous
Filesharing app Popcorn Time had the film industry in a flap earlier this year, after it debuted a user interface that was slicker than many legal video services, let alone piracy sites. So should the music industry be equally...
September 14, 2015