Music Labels Sue Aurous App for Copyright Infringement

The three major music labels -- Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group -- and two of their subsidiaries, Atlantic and Capitol, filed suit in the U.S. District Court of Southern Florida, alleging "blatant" copyright infringement by the nascent app maker Aurous, whose development was led by Andrew Sampson. “This service is a flagrant example of a business model powered by copyright theft on a massive scale," writes the RIAA in a statement. "Like Grokster, Limewire or Grooveshark, it is neither licensed nor legal."