Yes, it appears the tirade is almost over.
Since Righthaven decided to prosecute bloggers and community based websites like Daily Paul in an overreaching attempt to censor the internet for profit, they have suddenly been hit with one setback after another, grinding their copyright trolling strategy to a screeching halt.
Looks like Righthaven done wrong...
The great experiment in copyright trolling that is Righthaven appears to be nearing an end.
Righthaven, which was founded more than a year ago to monetize print news content through copyright infringement lawsuits, has suffered a myriad of courtroom setbacks in recent months. Among them, it was sanctioned $5,000 for misleading a federal judge, ordered to pay $34,000 for an opponent’s legal fees (.pdf), and was told over and again by judges that it has no legal standing to even file the lawsuits.
With all those issues now on appeal, the litigation factory’s machinery is grinding to a halt. A review of court records shows Righthaven has not filed a new lawsuit in two months, after a flurry of about 275 lawsuits since its launch at the beginning of last year. A court filing indicates there have already been layoffs at Righthaven’s Las Vegas headquarters (.pdf), and even some already-filed lawsuits are falling by the wayside, because Righthaven isn’t serving the defendants with the paperwork.
Continue at Wired
Starting in a few months, millions of online ‘pirates’ will be monitored as part of an agreement between the MPAA, RIAA and all major U.S. Internet providers. Alleged infringers will be notified about their misbehavior, and repeat offenders will eventually be punished.
I'm surprised this didn't work and we have so much piracy today, the rap was so catchy how come the kids just don't listen!!