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, November 1, 2010

Wired Reports on Recent EFF Counterclaim Involving Thomas DiBiase (nobodycases.com)

EFF Defends Former Prosecutor from Righthaven Copyright Suit
“Righthaven’s efforts to restrict what information is available to help police, prosecutors, and grieving families catch murderers is not only unlawful and an affront to the First Amendment, it’s just shameful,” DiBiase said in a statement Monday.
The EFF, in a counter suit lodged late Friday, maintains that the reposting of the article is a fair use (.pdf) of the material, because the site is not commercial and is meant to be a clearinghouse for “no body” crimes and investigations.
Read: Article in full

Shameful and unAmerican.

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