Two days ago the RIAA was able to take down the music downloading application Mulve that took the Internet by storm. Unfortunately, the storm barely lasted a week. All it took RIAA was a single DMCA complaint and the site was taken offline from the US based webhost Hostgator.
Mulve isn’t dead though. The developers promised to be back with a new update and most likely a new non-US based host, but there is no knowing when that would happen.
Fortunately, there is an open source application called Pirateapp that taps into the same music source, which the RIAA has not been able to touch. Pirateapp has an interface similar to Mulve but with minor configuration options, and downloads with the same high speed.
Since Pirateapp doesn’t need any server to host and plugs directly into the Russian social networking site vkontakte.ru to download music, the software still works and will continue to work until vkontakte.ru is taken down or the website blocks Pirateapp.
So happy pirating.