Rightscorp recently announced that it has the technology to combat the Aurous’ music streaming app and website, which is set to launch on October 10th. This music streaming service built on similar technology to Popcorn Time, a software application that has grown in popularity for illegally streaming movies and TV shows.
Aurous has an easy-to-use interface, much like Spotify, but the music streams from the millions of users on the BitTorrent peer-to-peer sharing network. The technology will be unaffected by may of the tools currently used to prevent the illegal consumption of copyrighted material, including take-down notices and site blocking and it will not use Pirate Bay or any domain names that can be blocked. Aurous will distribute the music search metadata via the peer-to-peer networks, allowing the ability to stream large amounts of free music illegally and providing a very easy-to-use interface to the BitTorrent network.
Christopher Sabec, CEO of Rightscorp stated, “There is a lot of concern on the launch of the Aurous technology as it directly targets the music industry. Due to music piracy, the U.S. economy loses $12.5 billion in total output annually, while streaming has not come close to replacing that revenue. The Aurous app allows for access to a large amount of free music, acting like a Spotify, however, offering zero payments to the rightsholder. Our mission is to educate the industry and protect creators and owners of content on their rights to determine how their content is distributed. Rightscorp’s ability to get individual seeders to stop seeding will be the only scalable way to stop this next explosion of free music.”
Last month, Rightscorp launched its Popcorn Time Mitigation (PTM) service for broadcasters and content owners who want to prevent unauthorized rebroadcasts of their content via Popcorn Time.
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