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, July 26, 2011

Righthaven Says Amici's Challenge is an 'Effort to Advance Its Policy Agenda'

Righthaven Denies Perpetrating a Fraud Upon the Courts
"While Amici (friends of the court fighting Righthaven) apparently sincerely believe that the Internet should be a 'copyright free zone' whereby anyone can use another’s copyrighted works without permission or compensation, this point of view is clearly at odds with the U.S. Constitution’s grant of a limited (copyright) monopoly in order to incentivize creation,’’ said Righthaven’s filing.
"Amici’s challenge to Righthaven’s standing must be seen as what it is—an effort to advance its policy agenda. Such arguments are better made to Congress as opposed to overburdening the courts...
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The article also notes that Righthaven has paid $3,815 to Randazza Legal Group for its representation of former defendant Michael Leon. The same group seeks $34,000 for representing Wayne Hoehn and attorneys for prevailing defendant Thomas DiBiase seek $199,000 in fees from Righthaven.

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