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Righthaven appealing fair-use ruling on copyright infringement

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Righthaven appealing fair-use ruling in copyright infringement case
By Steve Green (contact)
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 | 6:50 p.m.

Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC is asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn an order dismissing one of its lawsuits on fair use grounds.

Righthaven, which sues over Las Vegas Review-Journal and Denver Post material, has since March sued at least 238 website operators and message-board posters, charging they displayed on their websites material from those newspapers without authorization.

In October, the litigation campaign suffered a setback when U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks in Reno dismissed a lawsuit against Las Vegas real estate agent Michael Nelson.

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