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.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Righthaven Grasping for Straws in Brief Filed with 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Righthaven Offers New Argument in Bid to Revive Lawsuit
Copyright lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas is trotting out a new argument as it seeks to revive one of its lawsuits that was dismissed.
The argument goes like this: Bloggers and message-board posters who misappropriate newspaper content can “profit” from doing so, even if they realize no direct financial gain from their activities.
They can profit without paying any price, Righthaven says, by lifting stories from newspaper websites to enhance their own standing in the online world.
Specifically the brief states: "Reputational benefits conferred as a result of displaying unauthorized content may constitute a form of commercial use or profit under a fair use analysis."

See: VEGAS INC article in full

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