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The Web's Most Vocal Critic of LVRJ / Righthaven Copyright Troll Suits

By Steve Green | The Las Vegas Sun - Las Vegas's good Newspaper
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010

Colleen Lynn is an admitted copyright infringer — at least by the standards of Las Vegas newspaper copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC.

The Austin, Texas, woman hasn’t been sued by Righthaven, but in recent weeks she has emerged as one of the most vocal behind-the-scenes critics of Righthaven’s lawsuit campaign in which at least 117 bloggers and website operators have been hit with lawsuits since March.

Most defendants say they were sued without warning or even a request to take down the material at issue.

These lawsuits target people and companies that Righthaven says infringed on copyrights to Las Vegas Review-Journal material by re-posting all or portions of stories, columns and editorials. In some cases, the suits say the material was posted not by website operators but by message-board users.

After learning about Rightaven in early August, Lynn anonymously set up the website http://righthavenvictims.blogspot.com, one of at least five online sites where Righthaven defendants find and share information to help each other.

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I checked out righthavenvictims site

Good articles and references. I was looking at the docket, we have until Aug. 31 to have a arguement put together.

http://dockets.justia.com/docket/nevada/nvdce/2:2010cv01484/...

Have you recieved anything specific about the lawsuit. I wish a nice lawyer could access the PACER system and give you any details you may not have been given.

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I still haven't been served yet

My understanding is that I'll have 21 days to respond after being served.

I'm thankful that Steve Green of the Las Vegas Sun (Las Vegas's good newspaper), notified me about a week ago, which has given me precious time to understand what is going on, and prepare my defense.

I've spoken with 4 different attorneys, been in touch with the EFF, and spoken to a number of other victims. I've gotten very good advice from many members of the DP. I've got a good understanding of the case against me and its flaws.

I feel pretty good, and not only that, it has been an eye opening experience.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

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I forgot about them, but they did always seem professional and on top of current statutes. I hope they are helpful.

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