Righthaven LLC on copyright warpath: 4 more lawsuits filedSubmitted by SteveMT on Sat, 01/22/2011 - 12:49
Four more copyright lawsuits filed over photo
By Steve Green (contact)
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 | 2:05 a.m.
Just as it’s a lightning rod for controversy, the Transportation Security Administration may turn into a litigation gold mine for Las Vegas newspaper copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC.
Righthaven has been suing website operators and message-board posters over material allegedly posted online without authorization from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Denver Post.
Four of its most recent copyright infringement lawsuits this week were over the same Nov. 18 Denver Post photo of a TSA officer patting down the inner thighs of a passenger at Denver International Airport.
This is the same photo Righthaven sued Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report over on Dec. 8.
Drudge has not yet answered that lawsuit and it’s unknown if he’s been served.
The latest to be sued this week over the photo allegedly showing up on their websites were: