Before settling the case, attorneys for the Nevada Democratic Party filed court papers admitting three Review-Journal stories and portions of two more Review-Journal stories at issue were displayed on the party’s website...See: Article in full
An official at the Motorcycle Racing Association told the Las Vegas Sun that the lawsuits are a “scam,” but said the group chose not to fight Righthaven. “We reached a settlement but the details are confidential and disclosure would open us up to another lawsuit..."
“Most of our readers and fans thought these lawsuits were frivolous and worth fighting, but — as Righthaven knew — it simply wasn’t worth the risk and the headaches. Standing on principle is very expensive. It was simpler to pay some money and make it go away. There are many who would consider that legal extortion,” said David Burnett [Armed Citizen]...
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.|
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Posted by fairuser
Nevada Democratic Party Settles Copyright Lawsuit