UPDATE 07/09/11: A Saturday article by VEGAS INC sheds more light on the Righthaven-Denver Post contract. The Copyright Alliance Agreement between Righthaven LLC and MediaNews Group confirms that along with the Denver Post, other MediaNews newspapers are included in the contract for Righthaven's no-warning lawsuits. Thus far, no lawsuits have been filed over content from them:
- Contra Costa Times (CA)
- Long Beach Press-Telegram (CA)
- Los Angeles Daily News (CA)
- Oakland Tribune (CA)
- San Jose Mercury News (CA)
- Torrance Daily Breeze (CA)
- Pioneer Press (MN)
- El Paso Times (TX)
- Salt Lake Tribune (UT)
Righthaven/Denver Post Pact Made Public, Criticism Follows
A new round of criticism erupted Friday over the Righthaven copyright infringement lawsuits after the Las Vegas firm’s litigation contract with the Denver Post was made public.See: Related VEGAS INC article
The contract, obtained by attorneys in one of the Righthaven Colorado cases, is similar to Righthaven’s contract for Las Vegas Review-Journal lawsuits with R-J owner Stephens Media LLC in that the Denver Post receives a 50 percent cut of lawsuit revenue, minus costs.
And it has the same flaws as the Review-Journal contract in that it doesn’t give Righthaven standing to sue, defense attorneys said Friday.
Attorney's at Randazza Legal Group made the contract public in a court filing Friday. Persons sued under the pact -- many of whom posted the TSA pat-down photo -- must be thrilled by today's news.