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Righthaven appeals loss of "fair-use" ruling, settles with Drudge

In October, 2010 copyright infringement extortionist, Righthaven, received its first judgement to date among their 238 lawsuits against websites and blogs; the case was dismissed on "fair-use" grounds. The defendant re-posted the first 8 sentences of a 30-sentence article originally published by Righthaven's partner Las Vegas Review-Journal. U.S. District Judge, Larry Hicks, who granted the motion, explained his decision: 'The court finds that this use weighs in favor of a fair use of the copyrighted material,' Hicks wrote in his ruling, citing case law stating 'copying only as much as necessary in a greater work (story) to provide relevant factual information weighs in favor of fair use.'....

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Bump. And see Michael's


And see Michael's comment below.

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This is NOT good news, I assure you.

1. That Drudge is settling instead of fighting means Drudge paid shakedown money to get out of a lawsuit. Righthaven wins that score

2. It was great news when Judge Hicks dismissed the suit in the Nelson case. The fact that Righthaven is appealing is not good news for the little bloggers of the world, including yours truly, who have gotten caught up in Righthaven's little shakedown operation. It means the case against Nelson is reopened and has to be litigated once again.

Another not good

Something else that is disturbing about the decision. It does not question RightHaven's standing to sue. Come on, jedge! What basis do they have? If anyone was harmed, (no one was, but play like) then the injured party was the LV Sun, not RightHaven. RightHaven negotiated the price they paid to the LVS in full knowledge of what Drudge did. No harm, no standing.

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This is good news!

Hope this helps in our case.

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good news

Thanks Bobby.

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I find this part of the article interesting

"Before "fair-use" bloggers get their hopes up too high, it's important to note that Righthaven is 50% owned by billionaire Warren Stephens. Stephens made his fortune servicing the financial needs of some of the most nefarious globalists and organizations, from David Rockefeller and the Walton family (owners of Wal-Mart), to Monsanto, Tyson Foods, and the Council on Foreign Relations. In other words, when there is an agenda backed by deep pockets, watch out!"

Warren Stephens

is the brother of Jackson Stephens, who was up to his ass with the Clintons in all kinds of stuff there.

Mena Airport, BCCI, Systematics, Promis Software, Vince Foster, Barry Seal, Iran/Contra, Dan Lassiter, drug running, Seth Ward, Clinton death count, Whitewater, etc, etc.

Just from knowing that connection alone, I venture to say that this Righthaven thing is not just some wildcat thing.
There is a big corrupt structure behind this.

That was my deductions also

Is it for control or is it about money ?

Seems like they are trying to

Seems like they are trying to scare away information dissemination, which does worry me.

I'd say both,

but control brings money, and it always seems that control is what they really want.


Righthaven needs to be sued out of existence for what they've done.
And each one of them individually, too.