‘Popcorn Time of music’ Aurous shut down before it ever really started

Software was only available for five days before being taken offline by a temporary restraining order in October

2015’s most high-profile new music filesharing service is dead. Aurous lasted just a few days after its launch in October before being forced offline by a lawsuit from labels. After agreeing to a $3m settlement in that case, the app is gone completely.

The case is a resounding success for music industry rightsholders, who have battled unsuccessfully for years to kill off The Pirate Bay, yet who managed to nip Aurous in the bud before many music fans even knew it existed.

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