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, August 11, 2011

Standing in Colorado Lawsuits Heats Up; Righthaven Accused of Being a 'Liar'

Righthaven’s Standing to File Copyright Suits Challenged
“MediaNews Group (owner of the Denver Post) did not transfer any rights (to news content) to Righthaven, and thus Righthaven has no basis to sue for infringement,” their filing said. “It would be bad enough if Righthaven were merely punishing others’ free expression based on rights it actually acquired from MediaNews Group. But, for the truth to come out — that Righthaven filed this suit and many others without receiving any rights from MediaNews — makes this lawsuit mill operation not only abusive, but fraudulent as well.
“This court must dismiss this lawsuit and treat Righthaven as what it is — a liar, their filing said.
Attorneys for defendant Leland Wolf, Randazza Legal Group and Contiguglia/Fazzone P.C., also argued in the filing that Righthaven is hoping that Judge Kane will dismiss its pending cases in Denver without prejudice, giving Righthaven the opportunity to sue again under an amended contract.

See: Related VEGAS INC article
See: Reply to Righthaven's Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss

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