Well, that didn't take long. After launching its alpha version this past Saturday following months of hand-writing by rights holders, Aurous developer Andrew Sampson -- who spoke to Billboard just yesterday -- has a lawsuit on his hands.
The three major 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 today, alleging "blatant" copyright infringement by the nascent app maker, 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. We will not allow such a service to willfully trample the rights of music creators.”