Newspaper maps, graphics and illustrations deserve copyright protection, too.See: Article in full
That's the lesson that may be gleaned from two of the latest copyright infringement lawsuits filed in federal court in Las Vegas by Righthaven LLC, the Las Vegas Review-Journal's copyright enforcement partner.
One of the suits was filed against Leighton Law P.A., a law firm with offices in Miami and Orlando; and managing partner John Leighton.
Righthaven alleges it's the owner of the copyright in the Vdara death ray illustration and that the illustration was reproduced without authorization Sept. 30 on Leighton's website resortinjurylawyerblog.com.
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, November 27, 2010
Posted by fairuser
Illustration at Issue in Latest Righthaven Copyright Lawsuits