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

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Social Media Law Newsletter by Morrison & Foerster Examines Righthaven Lawsuits

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update - Vol. 2, Issue 2 - April 2011
Socially Aware, a Morrison & Foerster social media newsletter, recently examined Righthaven's copyright lawsuits. In the April 2011 issue (Vol 2, Issue 2) the ninth article, "The Rise (and Possible Demise?) of Copyright Trolls," covers the history of Righthaven's lawsuits up to the most recent news, including the CIO ruling by Judge Mahan and the unveiling of the Strategic Alliance Agreement.

It's a well researched piece, packed with hot links as well. This is a great piece to share with persons new to Righthaven's copyright lawsuits. The newsletter is freely downloadable at the JDSupra website.

Simultaneously, the Intellectual Property Brief newsletter published an article, "Why Comprehensive Copyright Education is Necessary in United States K-12 Education Curriculum." In addition to being scary, the article unwittingly highlights the horrendous complexity of current U.S. copyright law.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments that persecute Righthaven victims will be deleted.