The Las Vegas Sun provides updates on a number of cases that Righthaven is challenging, including: Bill Hyatt (and the Media Bloggers Association's attempted intervention), the Democratic Underground, message-board poster Wayne Hoehn, blogger Dana Eiser, pro se defendant Thomas Neveu and Christopher Malley. The copyright trolling group also faces a hearing this week concerning the Center for Intercultural Organizing. In November, U.S. District Judge James Mahan ordered Righthaven to show cause why its lawsuit against the center shouldn't be dismissed on fair use grounds.
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.|