During an Aug. 26 hearing in her case, Righthaven kicked around settlement numbers ranging from $1,300 to $1,500, which Wong said would be a lot for her given she was unemployed.See: Article in full
During that hearing, federal Magistrate Judge Robert Johnston in Las Vegas asked if Wong could be an unwillful infringer subject to just a $200 judgment — but Righthaven wouldn’t concede Wong was an unwillful infringer.
The confidential settlement was reached during a telephone conference Sept. 21 supervised by Johnston.
Righthaven LLC -- a bottom feeding legal outfit -- has teamed up with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Denver Post to sue mom and pop websites, advocacy and public interest groups and forum board operators for copyright infringement. The strategy of Righthaven is to sue thousands of these website owners, who are primarily unfunded and will be forced to settle out of court.
|To date Righthaven has been ordered to pay $323,138 in legal fees and sanctions.|
Sunday, September 26, 2010
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