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

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Judge Hunt Dismisses Another Righthaven Lawsuit Due to Lack of Standing

Judge Tosses Righthaven Suit Against Former Prosecutor
Another bitterly-contested Righthaven copyright infringement lawsuit was dismissed in Las Vegas today – but this time there was no determination about fair use.
Roger Hunt, chief U.S. District Court judge for Nevada, today dismissed the Righthaven LLC lawsuit alleging copyright infringement against former federal prosecutor Thomas DiBiase.
Just as he ruled last week in the Democratic Underground case, Hunt today found Righthaven lacked standing to sue DiBiase.
See: Article in full | View: Dismissal Ruling by Judge Hunt

Hunt also noted that Judge Philip Pro found this week that Righthaven still lacks standing to sue after it's May 9 "clarification" of the Strategic Alliance Agreement.

Related articles:
06/14/11: Judge Rules Righthaven Does Not Have Standing to Sue; Threatens Sanctions
04/19/11: EFF Releases Important Commentary About Friday's Crucial Discoveries
10/20/10: EFF Files Counterclaim on Behalf of Site that "Benefits the Public Interest"

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