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.
Righthaven lawsuitsTo date Righthaven has been ordered to pay $323,138 in legal fees and sanctions.Righthaven lawsuits

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Emerges as New Threat in Wake of Protect IP Act

Don't Let Hollywood Break the Internet With the PROTECT IP Act!
The PROTECT IP Act would allow copyright owners – movie studios and other content providers – simply to accuse a website of infringement, which could lead to that site being shut down by court order and entire links to the site being wiped clean from the Internet. Any website with a hyperlink, such as Twitter, Facebook or a blog, would be subject to liability. More, non-infringing sites could be inadvertently shut down under the proposal. Indeed, the law is so far-reaching that it would force Internet providers like Comcast to block all access to the allegedly illegal site.
See: Forbes article in full
See: Related CNN article

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

Past blog posts:
05/26/11: Anonymous Reacts to 'Protect IP Act,' Launches DDOS Attack on Big Business...
05/15/11: EFF Warns Against the 'Protect IP Act,' A Reincarnation of Last Year's COCIA

1 comment:

  1. Each incarnation of the Internet Censorship and Control Act gets even worse than the last.


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