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.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Article Suggests AP Unlikely to Work with Righthaven

Report: AP to Proceed in Licensing Content Without Righthaven
A column today on the Corporate Counsel/law.com website suggests The Associated Press is beefing up efforts for news creators to be paid for their work -- but in doing so won't be working with Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC.
After Righthaven started suing websites over alleged infringements involving Denver Post material, observers wondered if the AP would sign up for Righthaven's copyright protection service.
See: Article in full

The fear of the AP, the largest news organization in the world, signing up with Righthaven is indeed warranted: William Dean Singleton, the publisher of the Denver Post and executive chairman of MediaNews Group, is also the chairman of the AP's board of directors.

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