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

Friday, September 9, 2011

Judge Denies Attorney's Fees to Defendant Who Inspired Many Other Victims to Fight Back

Earlier today, U.S. District Judge John Kane denied a motion by defendant Brian Hill’s attorneys that Righthaven be required to pay his legal fees. Brian Hill, who suffers from autism and other disabilities, captured the attention of the New York Times, Reporters Without Borders and many other groups and individuals for refusing to cave into Righthaven's intimidation tactics. After the ruling, Brian Hill's attorney David Kerr told VEGAS INC that he was disappointed in the ruling but that he respected it.
"I think Brian deserves to be recognized for being the first Colorado defendant to really refuse to give into Righthaven’s heavy-handed tactics and stand up and fight. I certainly do think there is a correlation between Brian’s case and the MediaNews Group’s decision not to continue their relationship with Righthaven," Kerr said.
MediaNews Group, owner of the Denver Post, disclosed this week it’s not renewing its copyright protection contract with Righthaven. The decision came after several public relations debacles, most notably about the Hill case.
See: Related VEGAS INC article
See: Judge Kane's ruling in full
See: Brian Hill's website (uswgo.com)
See: Brian Hill's Scribd collection


  1. Brian

    You may not have been awarded the attorneys fees but you fought one Hell of a fight and undoubtedly what you did was a huge factor in MediaNews dumping Righthaven. Many Righthaven victims owe you a debt of gratitude. You fought like David confronting Goliath. Goodness and righteousness prevailed. You should be proud. I am very proud of you.

  2. Brian and David Kerr are the best.

    We're standing on their shoulders and a lot of good people are out there making sure.

    Righthaven, Mangano and Gibson will get theirs'.


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