Aurous has now consented to the Court entering a permanent injunction and judgment against it. The settlement requires Aurous and its founder, Andrew Sampson, to permanently cease and terminate all operation of the Aurous.me website or any other website or software similar to the Aurous system. Aurous has also agreed to transfer all of the intellectual property in its service to the plaintiffs.
Aurous creators harnessed public APIs to collate tracks from online services, including SoundCloud, YouTube, and Spotify. They then used peer-to-peer networking to allow users to stream that music.