An Internet software company will announce today it intends to join the bidding for the assets of the bankrupt file-swapping company Scour Inc.
CenterSpan Communications Corp. plans to use Scour's technology to enhance its communication and file-sharing software. Chief Executive Frank Hausmann will announce his intention to join the bidding for Scour's assets at a hearing in federal Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles.
In July, the Motion Picture Assn. of America and the Recording Industry Assn. of America accused Scour of violating copyright laws with its Scour Exchange file-sharing service. The suit seeks as much as $225 billion in damages.
Scour filed for bankruptcy in October after laying off nearly all of its 70 employees. Only nine people remain with the company.