Music industry sues ‘Popcorn Time for music’ on




Society RIAA on behalf of record companies Sony, Universal and Warner maker aurous, a desktop application that is labeled as the “Popcorn Time for music,” sued. The organization demanded three million dollars in damages.

Aurous, an application for Windows, OS X and Linux, came out Saturday. “The service is a blatant example of copyright infringement on a gigantic scale,” the RIAA states in the indictment. The annex of the indictment are mentioned twenty different songs, where the amount of $ 3 million is based. That annex does not appear to be online and what numbers are, is not known. The parties want the court issues an order which prohibits third parties as advertisers and domain name registrars to do business with the company behind aurous until a verdict is reached.

Aurous is a creation of Andrew Sampson, an American from Florida. Unlike Popcorn Time, aurous does not use BitTorrent networks to retrieve its content. Instead of music files have been reached with the Russian Prostopleer, VKontakte or MP3WithMe. Aurous is thus a collection of APIs from various websites that users outside the application to use. Sampson does not seem busy to worry about the indictment. When a judge will hear the case is not yet known.


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