For purposes of the motion for dismissal, Navarro rejected MajorWager's argument that Righthaven lacked standing to sue because it didn't own the copyright to the story at the time of the infringement. Righthaven finds infringements, obtains copyrights to those stories from the Review-Journal and then sues over the infringements on a retroactive basis.See: Article in full
"The plaintiff’s complaint ... provides enough evidence for the court to reach a plausible inference that rights to the article as well as past infringements were transferred to plaintiff. Absent any other evidence to the contrary, the assignor (Review-Journal owner Stephens Media LLC) appears to have successfully transferred the ownership interest..."
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.|
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Posted by fairuser
Righthaven Gets Legal Win in Copyright Lawsuit Campaign