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

Friday, February 11, 2011

MIT Publication Describes Righthaven as "Uniquely Google-Enabled"

On Wednesday, The Technology Review, published by MIT, added new language to Righthaven's "litigious little jihad" by stating the painfully obvious:
What's especially intriguing about Righthaven's new model is that it is uniquely Google-enabled. The company basically waits for a piece of content to go viral, then buys the rights to that content from the original owner and, equipped with nothing more than a Google search, identifies and then sues whoever copied a given image or piece of content.
Anyone want to know who else will get sued for the Denver Post's TSA pat down photo? Do a Google Image Search. Gibson's consistent claim that Righthaven is a "technology company" is more aptly described as a seven-year old -- not even an adolescent -- performing a simple Google Search.

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