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, May 10, 2011

Righthaven Victim Speaks Out: 'I Totally Recognize This is a Nonsense Troll Lawsuit'

Citadel Broadcasting Settles Righthaven Lawsuit
Holly L. Brewer was accused by Righthaven of posting without authorization a Review-Journal story on the hobby website tvclubhouse.com.
"I totally recognize this is a nonsense troll lawsuit where they expect the defendants would rather just settle than fight. I hate the idea this is going to cost me time. But even worse I hate trolls like this and hope to see them get trounced and lose money from filing these papers," she said. "I hope there can be even more publicity so other victims won't roll over and pay these creeps."
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This article highlights a very sad truth: It is the little guys who are fighting Righthaven with guts and honor. The big guys (and well-funded), such as Citadel Broadcasting, Matt Drudge and Alex Jones, settle and move on. They have done nothing to advance fair use or First Amendment arguments. Such "lack of action" only works to keep Righthaven operational, suing more Holly Brewers.

1 comment:

  1. I would like to know if Citadel Broadcasting agreed to a permanent gag order? Are Citadel talk show hosts now barred from mentioning, discussing, or criticizing Righthaven?


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