Hey Mayor Nystrom, This One's for You: Final Nail in the Coffin of WRONGhaven dealt Today!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 19:46
LOL! Here's to Karma!!! & To Michael Nystrom & Everyone at DailyPaul!
Judge deals death blow to copyright troll Righthaven
By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 12:09 EDT
Righthaven LLC., a law firm that became known as a “copyright troll” for filing hundreds of lawsuits against media companies and bloggers, was forever banished from its business model on Tuesday by a judge who ordered a transfer of all their copyrights to settle the company’s substantial debts.
After a series of stinging legal defeats last year, Righthaven found itself owing defendants more than $200,000 for their frivolous lawsuits. That was quite enough for U.S. District Judge Philip M. Pro, who ordered the company on Tuesday to forfeit all its intellectual property, which will be sold at auction.
For about a year Righthaven’s business model was a success: they would find a news website or blog that had republished snippets of a copyrighted news story that they had purchased rights to or represented, then file a lawsuit threatening up to $150,000 in penalties for every alleged infringement. Because the punitive damages are so hefty, most early defendants settled for much smaller sums, usually several thousand dollars...
HATE RawStory, but Austinite Stephen C. Webster, who also happens to be a closet 9/11 Truth Activist who has to keep his head down at the Commie Bastion that is Raw, is the least obnoxious of them all there. Plus, has a slight soft spot for the Doc. He could be an ally, but he, like Glenn Greenwald, is too chicken to come out and outright say it for fear of whatever the feckless 'liberal peer-pressure hipster mafia' may say about his change of heart. And, he certainly ain't anywhere near the level of prominence that Glenn has.
PS. Hey Michael, perhaps you should make a bid on one of their intellectual properties being auctioned off, if it's in good standing & interests you.o)