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Righthaven Dismantling Appears Under Way

From the Las Vegas Sun:

Dismantling of Righthaven appears under way with loss of website

By Steve Green
Thursday, 22 December 2011

The court-authorized dismantling of Las Vegas copyright company Righthaven LLC appeared to be under way Thursday, with the company losing control of its website to a receiver…

Records at Network Solutions, which tracks domain names, showed control of Righthaven’s website domain name was transferred Wednesday to Randazza Legal Group, which represents Righthaven creditor Wayne Hoehn…

Righthaven since March 2010 has been suing websites and website users over unauthorized uses of Las Vegas Review-Journal and Denver Post material, alleging copyright infringement.

Several defendants including Hoehn fought back and defeated Righthaven in court.

After federal Judge Philip Pro in Las Vegas found Righthaven lacked standing to sue Hoehn and that Hoehn was protected by fair use in his posting of an R-J column on a website message board, Hoehn was awarded his legal fees.

Righthaven has refused to pay those $63,720 in fees, causing the same judge to allow a receiver to auction Righthaven’s intellectual property including its copyrights and website name.

The loss of its copyrights could cripple Righthaven’s ability to sue over the copyrights it obtained from the newspapers — and to prosecute appeals of its courtroom defeats involving those copyrights in Nevada and Colorado…

Merry Christmas!

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, December 24th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Righthaven Dismantling Appears Under Way”

  1. P. Aaron says:

    I hear that McDonald’s is hiring.

    • sheehanjihad says:

      Karma’s a bitch! Sewer Trout like Righthaven will always end up the reeking steaming piles of dog sh*t that they are, but all the better that they are broke and being harasses by lawyers!

  2. Mithrandir says:

    Well well well, one of the many money-grubbing ghouls of American society doesn’t want to pay the $63,720 in fees that it has no problem extorting from other people eh?

    Unfortunately, this is just one grain, on the iceberg of fiends, dirtbags, court-harassers, unscrupulous debt collectors, double-billing credit card/insurance agencies, over-charging car mechanics, pro-gov’t taxation policies that change by the minute, vulturous police hiding behind billboards, meter-maids predatorily guarding their 1 & 2 hour parking zones, high interest student loan companies, 1000s of hidden college fees, cheating county land assessors, cable internet companies increasing their rates 3x in a year, cell phone bills that you can’t possibly understand, plastic JUNK you buy from stores that they don’t want to take back, and ALL THIS, a gov’t that is $15 trillion in debt, and won’t pay a cent of it,—-you will.

  3. proreason says:

    For those who don’t know, Steve took a significant financial hit from the Righthaven vultures, a decision most of us would also have made who don’t have pockets deep enough to fight scum like them.

    Revenge isn’t as sweet as getting your money back, Steve, but it’s something, anyway. Merry Christmas.

  4. Die!, parasites, Die! (metaphorically speaking, of course)

    Merry Christmas, indeed!

  5. platypus says:

    I think we’re overlooking one subgroup of vermin – the Righthaven attorneys. If there was no standing, and fees were awarded, and the attorneys did not withdraw when the client refused to pay the fees, that’s a Bar grievance right there. Attorneys are not allowed to use their Bar cards or their status to assist in crimes or fraud.

    Let’s see if the judge reports the attorneys to their respective Bar associations for discipline. All together now – take a deep breath and hold it!

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Indeed, the tentacles of socialism are everywhere and it’s not a stretch of the imagination to believe that the attorneys for Rechthaven were none-too-keen on whether their client would pay any fines/fees, etc. They were in it for the “cause” of socialism, for more statist control as they most likely perceive themselves to be of the uber-klass and thus, correct in moving forward to usurp the law.

    • Kachonka says:

      A judge does not have to be the one to report the attornies to the bar.

      Research the names and we can each put in a request to the respective Bar of their state and request an investigation. We can also petition the judge to do his own review of the attorney’s behavior and conduct. I’ve done it successfully with response and results in Oregon through email and web forms. Law firms also fall under the B.B.B. and other business regulators.

      Attach these parasites to as many legal investigations as possible and let them deal with their own behavior.

  6. tranquil.night says:

    Little trolls must go to sleep, and dream of kittens please.

  7. sticks says:

    Ugh, we are all glad to hear that these boys and girls got the spanking they so richly deserved, but there is a lot more of them out there as stated above. I remember hearing about lawyers in the great depression filing lawsuits and then taking 50-100 dollars just to drop them, extortion pure and simple. That is the kind of thing that gives lawyers a bad name, like Righthaven.

  8. wirenut says:

    Proreason, could you please show me where to find out about Righthaven, never mind! I found it. Sorry!

  9. Merry Christmas Steve.

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