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, July 9, 2011

Righthaven-Denver Post Agreement Made Public; Similar to Review-Journal Contract

UPDATE 07/09/11: A Saturday article by VEGAS INC sheds more light on the Righthaven-Denver Post contract. The Copyright Alliance Agreement between Righthaven LLC and MediaNews Group confirms that along with the Denver Post, other MediaNews newspapers are included in the contract for Righthaven's no-warning lawsuits. Thus far, no lawsuits have been filed over content from them:
  • Contra Costa Times (CA)
  • Long Beach Press-Telegram (CA)
  • Los Angeles Daily News (CA)
  • Oakland Tribune (CA)
  • San Jose Mercury News (CA)
  • Torrance Daily Breeze (CA)
  • Pioneer Press (MN)
  • El Paso Times (TX)
  • Salt Lake Tribune (UT)

Righthaven/Denver Post Pact Made Public, Criticism Follows
A new round of criticism erupted Friday over the Righthaven copyright infringement lawsuits after the Las Vegas firm’s litigation contract with the Denver Post was made public.
The contract, obtained by attorneys in one of the Righthaven Colorado cases, is similar to Righthaven’s contract for Las Vegas Review-Journal lawsuits with R-J owner Stephens Media LLC in that the Denver Post receives a 50 percent cut of lawsuit revenue, minus costs.
And it has the same flaws as the Review-Journal contract in that it doesn’t give Righthaven standing to sue, defense attorneys said Friday.
See: Related VEGAS INC article

Attorney's at Randazza Legal Group made the contract public in a court filing Friday. Persons sued under the pact -- many of whom posted the TSA pat-down photo -- must be thrilled by today's news.


  1. Dean Singleton should be worried. Media Newsgroup is just as culpable as Righthaven and Stephens Media. They should start preparing to open their checkbooks.

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  3. I think the Salt Lake Tribune was very close to filing suits via Righthaven but something kept them from doing it. They had sent out a warning just like the Denver Post did prior to the law suits filed in Colorado.

    MediaNews Group may not be so willing to change the terms of the SAA. They should just give up on Righthaven completely. Any further dealings with them will only put them in deeper. Best to cut their losses and move on.


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