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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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Righthaven CEO Gibson Makes Striking Contradictions

In the latest Wired story Steve Gibson, in a phone interview, contradicts both the agreement with Stephens Media and Righthaven's own lawsuit court filings.

“We gave them exclusive licenses,” he said of Stephens Media of Las Vegas. “But that does not give them title. We own the underlying copyright.”

However in the court filings:
Righthaven holds the exclusive right to reproduce the Work.

Righthaven holds the exclusive right to prepare derivative works based upon the

Righthaven holds the exclusive right to distribute copies of the Work
And the agreement with Stephens Media:
It says Stephens Media shall retain “an exclusive license to exploit the Stephens Media assigned copyrights for any lawful purpose whatsoever and Righthaven shall have no right or license to exploit or participate in the receipt of royalties from the exploitation of the Stephens Media assigned copyrights other than the right to proceeds in association with a recovery.”
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