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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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Judge Mahan Dismisses Case Against Pahrump Life Blog; Offers Few Comments

Judge Tosses Another Righthaven Copyright Lawsuit
U.S. District Judge James Mahan dismissed a long-running suit alleging the Pahrump Life blog infringed on a Righthaven copyright when the blog posted without authorization a Las Vegas Review-Journal story.
Mahan ruled Righthaven lacked standing to sue under its copyright assignment for the lawsuit under its original lawsuit contract with R-J owner Stephens Media LLC. Three other federal judges in Nevada have dismissed Righthaven lawsuits for the same reason.
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Mahan oddly dismissed the case without prejudice (meaning it can be re-filed), stating: "I want people to have their day in court." Otherwise, he did not comment on any rhinoceros in the room issues.

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