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

Monday, September 20, 2010

EFF Signs on to Represent The Democratic Underground

Defendants Fight Back Against Righthaven Copyright Lawsuits
An EFF report this month said that Righthaven's lawsuits are "targeting news" and that its suits "could have a chilling effect on individuals' attempts to engage their communities in free and open discussion."
Righthaven and the Review-Journal, however, maintain the lawsuits are necessary to stop the theft of copyrighted Review-Journal material and this policy was spelled out in a blog by Review-Journal Publisher Sherman Frederick on May 28.
The EFF, though, is now committing its own legal resources to the Democratic Underground case filed Aug. 10.
The EFF has also been referring Righthaven defendants to outside attorneys -- some of whom may represent Righthaven defendants on a "pro bono," or free basis, as a public service.
See: Article in full

Related EFF articles:
09/02/10: Righthaven's Brand of Copyright Trolling
08/25/10: EFF Seeks to Help Righthaven Defendants

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