Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC is now suing individual message-board posters, not just website operators.See: Article in full
Righthaven, which files copyright infringement lawsuits over unapproved online postings of material from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Denver Post, filed seven infringement lawsuits Tuesday and Wednesday in U.S. District Court for Nevada, lifting its lawsuit total since March to at least 203.
Among the defendants sued Monday were message board posters identified as James Higgins and Wayne Hoehn.
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, January 13, 2011
Posted by fairuser
Righthaven Extends Copyright Lawsuit Campaign to Individual Web Posters