Righthaven whacked again -- another day, another $32K

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Ars Technica: Judge scolds Righthaven lawyer, adds another $32,000 judgment

    Sweet justice -- this time it was specifically in regard to the Denver gropedown photo!!!
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I don't know what it takes to toss these lawyers in jail for contempt but seems like the right thing to do since none, as far as I know, of the court awarded settlements have been satisfied.
  4. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

  5. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    At last some sound decisions from the courts!!!
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  6. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Seriously, reading about Righthaven getting whacked just never gets old. :D
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  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Wow this horse must be pulp by now with as much as its been beaten (sort of lizzy bordenesqe), but good riddance to bad garbage.
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Yes, but are they actually paying?

    Do they actually have the resource to pay?

    Or, after screwing people over for several years & hundreds of suits by shaking them down for money to which they're not entitled, are they going to screw everyone over one last time by filing for bankruptcy?
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The latest -- after US Marshals found only $1K in their bank account, Righthaven's been ordered to turn over their intellectual property, i.e. the copyrights they sue over (but are getting whacked because their transfers of the copyrights didn't give them control over the material) to a receiver so they can be auctioned to pay a judgment.

    PBS (1 Dec 2011): Copyright Infringement Defendants Turn the Table on Righthaven

    Las Vegas Sun (13 Dec 2011): Can Righthaven survive latest legal blow?

    Vegas, Inc.: (16 Dec 2011): Righthaven plans appeal to block auction of copyrights

    Vegas, Inc.: (19 Dec 2011): Court asked to step in after Righthaven refuses to comply with auction

    So my question: If Righthaven doesn't own enough of a copyright to sue over it, why wouldn't anyone else pay for that copyright? Righthaven (or the court-appointed receiver) can't convey any greater interest in something than what Righthaven legitimately has. What am I missing here?
  10. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    everyone connected with NoRightHaven is hating life right about now.
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    ... but it might be hard to express that with their email accounts gone, as Wronghaven bites the dust of the Nevada desert:

    Vegas, Inc. (22Dec 2011): Dismantling of Righthaven appears under way with loss of website

    It seemed the doman is now parked at GoDaddy, about to be auctioned. :D
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  12. Frank

    Frank Original Member

  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Some piles of :trash: just can't be kicked enough when they're down, and so it goes with the trolls at Righthaven ....

    Wired / Threat Level (13 Jan 2012): Nevada State Bar Investigating Copyright-Troll Righthaven

    It seems they are now at risk of some well-deserved disciplinary action at the hands of Nevada's bar association & supreme court.
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  14. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    If anyone deserves to get beat up by the state bar, it's those guys.
  15. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Kicking them around the block one more time ....

    Wired / ThreatLevel: Judge Orders Failed Copyright Troll to Forfeit ‘All’ Copyrights

    & dig this ... :D

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  17. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This is so great!!
  18. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Does this mean we can post pics (I use Photobucket) that are from sources other than what we took ourselves, or came from a .gov site, versus just a text hyperlink?
  19. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    They're dead, Jim.
  20. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    No and yes. The problem with copyright material is that it has to be "fair use", which generally means < 100%. It's hard to do < 100% of a photo.

    On a another site, when I can't find a mugshot, I occasionally crop the head out of a news photo & use only the head, but I try really hard to avoid just wantonly copying images.

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