An EFF report this month said that Righthaven's lawsuits are "targeting news" and that its suits "could have a chilling effect on individuals' attempts to engage their communities in free and open discussion."See: Article in full
Righthaven and the Review-Journal, however, maintain the lawsuits are necessary to stop the theft of copyrighted Review-Journal material and this policy was spelled out in a blog by Review-Journal Publisher Sherman Frederick on May 28.
The EFF, though, is now committing its own legal resources to the Democratic Underground case filed Aug. 10.
The EFF has also been referring Righthaven defendants to outside attorneys -- some of whom may represent Righthaven defendants on a "pro bono," or free basis, as a public service.
Related EFF articles:
09/02/10: Righthaven's Brand of Copyright Trolling
08/25/10: EFF Seeks to Help Righthaven Defendants