Developer of “Popcorn Time for Music” angers RIAA

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We’ve just posted the following news: Developer of “Popcorn Time for Music” angers RIAA[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/10/aurous-alpha-screenshot-95x75.png[/newsimage]

The music streaming software Aurous, also called the Popcorn Time of music, angered the music industry after temporarily posting the source code on open source hosting platform Github. Earlier a judge ruled that the developer of Aurous was not allowed to make the software available in any way.

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#2

[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2762644]We’ve just posted the following news: Developer of “Popcorn Time for Music” angers RIAA[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/10/aurous-alpha-screenshot-95x75.png[/newsimage]

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Oh wow another open source and RIAA is made … this is :smiley: :rolleyes:


#3

This lawsuit is messed up for two reasons:

  1. The courts have no right to decide whether or not a developer can publish his/her code. After all, Code Is Speech, and therefore is subject to the first amendment of the constitution.

  2. In Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., the Supreme Court essentially ruled that, just because something might be used for copyright infringement, doesn’t mean it is illegal (however, this was before the anti-circumvention provisions of section 1201 of the DMCA were passed).

Since the author is basically posting digital speech that may or may not be used for copyright infringement, this entire lawsuit is BS. :Z:Z:Z:Z:Z:Z:Z:Z


#4

All they are doing is free advertisement for PopCorn Time to be downloaded over and over and used. PopCorn couldn’t as for a better advertisement a poke in the eye of RIAA.


#5

Personally, I would like to add roadworker’s tagline:
[B]Message to the RIAA and MPAA: " The harder you squeeze,the more slips through your fingers! "[/B]

I wonder when they will start to adjust to the new times - Whenever they do, it will be too late :rolleyes: