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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-12 12:42 AM
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Judge strips Righthaven of rights to 278 copyrights and its trademark
Source: Vegas Inc/Las Vegas Sun

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A federal judge in Las Vegas on Monday stripped Righthaven of whatever interests it has in its 278 federal copyright registrations as well as its trademark.

Judge Philip Pro ordered that the copyrights and trademarks be transferred to a court-appointed receiver so they can be auctioned to cover some of Righthavens debts.

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(Marc Randazza, an attorney representing defendant Wayne Hoehn, who was sued by Righthaven for posting an entire Las Vegas Review-Journal column on a message board) said the copyrights to be auctioned likely will be sold for memorabilia value, though some defendants may want to buy them just to make sure Righthaven doesnt try to revive its lawsuits with amended copyright assignments.

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Some exceptions ... include two porn movies Ebony Amateurs Vegas Edition #10 and Ebony Princess #3 and a document called The Righthaven Philosophy that apparently spells out the companys failed plan to make money by suing over copyright infringements.

Read more: http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2012/mar/05/judge-strips-r... -/



Lots more Schadenfreude-y goodness at the link.

Meanwhile... HA ha!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-12 02:14 AM
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1. Link did not work for me, but I get the gist from the OP and I like it!
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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-12 03:13 PM
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2. Oh, I see the problem...
DU's barfing on the last two characters of the URL. Try this:

http://tinyurl.com/84uvgqf

And... yeah! Yay! :thumbsup:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-12 09:05 AM
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3. Thanks. It was worth it. "Lawsuit shakedown operation." Love it.
To be candid, though, I am kind of surprised that copying an entire column and pasting it on a betting website was ruled "fair use."

Not sure how I feel about that, and I am not even a professional writer.
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