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Newspaper Chain Drops Righthaven — ‘It Was a Dumb Idea’

The new chief executive of MediaNews Group, publisher of the Denver Post and 50 other newspapers, said it was “a dumb idea” for the nation’s second-largest newspaper chain to sign up with copyright troll Righthaven.

The Denver-based publisher’s year-long copyright infringement litigation deal with Righthaven is terminating at month’s end, said John Paton, who replaced Dean Singleton to lead the company on Wednesday.

“The issues about copyright are real,” Paton told Wired.com in a telephone interview. “But the idea that you would hire someone on an — essentially — success fee to run around and sue people at will who may or may not have infringed as a way of protecting yourself … does not reflect how news is created and disseminated in the modern world.”

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/09/medianews-righthave...



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This is great...

sometimes these things do work out for the good guys!

Only though about Righthaven is this

KARMA IS A BIOTCH!

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Michael Nystrom's picture

LOL - Awesome

Thanks for keeping me posted.

Dumb idea? I could have told them that a long time ago. I wonder who they paid and how much they paid them to tell them that.

I should really get into consulting.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Thanks, good find.

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