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

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

TechDirt.com: Copying Full Article Does Not Always Preclude Fair Use

Law Professor Explains How Even When A Site Copies An Entire Article, It May Still Be Fair Use
Berkeley law professor Jason Schultz has filed an excellent amicus brief in one of the many Righthaven lawsuits, pointing out that using an entire article does not preclude fair use (pdf), and then going on to explain why the use of an entire article in this particular case (which Righthaven brought against the Center for Intercultural Organizing) was almost certainly fair use...
See: Article in full | View: Amicus Brief (Professor Jason Schultz)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments that persecute Righthaven victims will be deleted.