Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Copyright Troll, Righthaven Finds Itself on Other End of Google

Copyright troll, Righthaven is now suffering through hard times after judges ruled it lacked standing to sue or that defendants were protected by fair use. After judges awarded defendants $216,335 in legal fees, a receiver started auctioning off Righthaven assets to cover their judgments. The State Bar of Nevada, in the meantime, is investigating conduct of three current or former Righthaven attorneys.
Righthaven is appealing several of the dismissals of its lawsuits, and an appeal in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is where Google appeared Friday with an amicus,  friend of the court brief.
The case involves a Righthaven lawsuit against a non-profit defendant based in Portland, Ore., which had posted an entire 33-paragraph R-J story without authorization.


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