“We gave them exclusive licenses,” he said of Stephens Media of Las Vegas. “But that does not give them title. We own the underlying copyright.”
However in the court filings:
Righthaven holds the exclusive right to reproduce the Work.And the agreement with Stephens Media:
Righthaven holds the exclusive right to prepare derivative works based upon the
Righthaven holds the exclusive right to distribute copies of the Work
It says Stephens Media shall retain “an exclusive license to exploit the Stephens Media assigned copyrights for any lawful purpose whatsoever and Righthaven shall have no right or license to exploit or participate in the receipt of royalties from the exploitation of the Stephens Media assigned copyrights other than the right to proceeds in association with a recovery.”Read Entire WIRED story...