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, March 13, 2012

Judge Orders Righthaven to Forfeit 'All' Copyrights; New Auction Coming Soon

Judge Orders Failed Copyright Troll to Forfeit ‘All’ Copyrights
Righthaven, a copyright-troll law firm that failed in its attempt to make money for newspapers by suing readers for sharing stories online, was dealt a death blow Tuesday by a federal judge who ordered the Las Vegas company to forfeit “all of” its intellectual property and other “intangible property” to settle its debts.
The ruling involves prevailing defendant Wayne Hoehn, represented by Randazza Legal Group. In December, the legal group auctioned off Righthaven's domain name in hopes of raising money to help satisfy the legal bills Righthaven owes Hoehn. This same group will auction off the 278 surrendered copyrights. Attorney Marc Randazza responded to the irony of this: "Perhaps those who buy the copyrights could issue DMCA notices to the Review-Journal stopping them from redistributing them?"

See: Wired article in full | View: Order Transferring Intellectual Property

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