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, August 16, 2011

Boing Boing: Copyright Troll Handed Ass (Again), Tries Saddest Trick Ever...

Copyright Troll Handed Ass (Again), Tries Saddest Trick Ever...
Everyone's favorite copyright troll Righthaven has once again had its ass handed to it. The company, which was spun out of a Nevada newspaper, sublicenses the right to sue people from copyright holders, then sends legal threats to bloggers and website owners who publish articles or images from newspapers, including short quotations or thumbnails. Judges keep telling Righthaven that this isn't legal -- there's no such thing as a sub-licensable right to sue -- but Righthaven keeps on keeping on.
See: Related Boing Boing blog post

1 comment:

  1. What are the Nevada standards for criminal extortion conspiracies? It seems the victims, as a class, might contact EFF lawyers and float that idea. The tide is shifting, now might be timely.

    While I have not been stung, that does not mean I cannot dislike scorpions.


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