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

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

In Fighting New Sanction, Righthaven CEO Steve Gibson, Blames Outside Counsel

In Fighting Sanction, Righthaven CEO Complains of Foes' 'Ambush Tactics'
The CEO of copyright lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC is complaining that he's the victim of "unconscionable" ambush tactics by opposing attorneys in one of several lawsuits filed by the company.
Steven Gibson, who is facing a fine of $500 per day over Righthaven's failure to turn over financial information in the case, says the attorneys are unfairly trying to pin the blame on him for not producing the data. He claims the responsibility lies not with him or the company but with an attorney who has represented Righthaven, Shawn Mangano.
See a related blog post at Gametimeip.com, A 'Bike Lesson' From Dickinson Wright Partner (And Righthaven CEO) Steve Gibson On IP Monetization, that digs deeper into the How To guide of everything not to do when starting your own IP monetization outfit. Now all eyes are on the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and how they will respond to Gibson's most recent scapegoating attempt. It will be interesting to see if Mangano re-emerges as well. Mangano has been unreachable for weeks.

See: Steve Gibson's filing in full
See: VEGAS INC article in full

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