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Wed Aug 8, 2012, 10:26 PM

Court tosses Righthaven fair use appeal

Source: Vegas Inc (Las Vegas Sun)

Las Vegas copyright lawsuit company Righthaven LLC suffered another setback Wednesday when an appeals court dismissed one of its appeals.

The dismissal was requested by the nonprofit Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) in Portland, Ore., which won a key fair-use ruling last year against Righthaven.

The dismissal was granted Wednesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which cited case law that appeared to back arguments by the CIO that Righthaven could no longer participate in the case since creditors had seized the copyrights it sues over. In laymanís terms, the CIO argued Righthaven no longer had a dog in the fight so the fight was over.

... Separately, Nevada judges dismissed seven more Righthaven lawsuits between July 20 and July 24 after Righthaven failed to prosecute them because of its lack of resources and the rulings against it in other cases.


Read more: http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2012/aug/08/court-tosses-righthaven-fair-use-appeal/

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Newsjock Aug 2012 OP
FrodosPet Aug 2012 #1
Brother Buzz Aug 2012 #2
pinboy3niner Aug 2012 #3
DeSwiss Aug 2012 #4

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 11:16 PM

1. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of

...what's the word...

It's not people.

Oh yeah, greedy asshats!

I am not opposed to copyright holders seeking to protect their works. But what Righthaven was attempting wasn't protecting copyrights - it was shutting down free speech and fair use.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 11:31 PM

2. Batting a thousand

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 11:58 PM

3. Wronghaven FAIL...again

Sorry you lost your dog, guys.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 12:18 AM

4. K&R

RightHaven LLC, Esquire
c/o General Delivery Post Office
Las Vegas, NV. 89101

Gentle-men and Gentle-ladies:

Might I suggest a new line of legal work?




Sincerely,
DeSwiss



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