How right it is.
Steve Gibson (right), the smirking CEO of a Las Vegas start-up wrongly tagged Righthaven, “has begun buying out the copyrights to newspaper content for the sole purpose of suing blogs and websites that re-post those articles without permission” said p2pnet in July, quoting Wired.
Now he’s turned his attention to Canada.
The lawsuit — one of at least six filed by Righthaven on Wednesday — says a story package from the Las Vegas Review-Journal was posted without authorization on the college’s online student page.
The package from the Review-Journal posted on the site was about the “Vdara death ray” and included a story, graphic and photos initially published in the newspaper Sept. 25.
The post on the college website credited the Review-Journal for the information, court records show.
“Righthaven LLC — a bottom feeding legal outfit — has teamed up with the Las Vegas Review-Journal to sue ‘mom and pop’ websites, as well as nonprofit, political action, community action, writers, and forum board operators for copyright violations”, says Righthaven Victims, going on:
“The strategy of Righthaven is to sue hundreds and thousands of these websites and counts on the fact that many are unfunded and will be forced to ‘settle out of court’.”
All cases are being filed in a Nevada Federal Court “and must be fought in this jurisdiction”, it states.
Click here for a list of victims.
righthaven victims.blogspot.com, October 21, 2010
p2pnet -RIAA copyright extortion 101, updated, July 26, 2010
Wired – Newspaper Chain’s New Business Plan: Copyright Suits, July 22, 2010
Las Vegas Sun – Six more website operators facing Righthaven copyright lawsuit, October 21, 2010
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