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#1 Righthaven Supporter Caught for copyright infringment!

Copyright Troll Righthaven's Number One Supporter Caught Putting Infringing Material On His Own Blog
By the nice-one-sherm dept
Friday, 12-10-10

Former Las Vegas Journal Review publisher and Stephens Media CEO Sherman Frederick was the main champion behind Righthaven. Early on he was the one who explained (in bizarre, nonsensical terms) why the LVRJ was funding and supporting Righthaven, and mocked those who pointed out the ridiculousness of his position. Part of his reasoning was that putting copyright infringing content on your website or blog is absolutely no different than stealing the Corvette out of his driveway. Even if we ignore how this is completely wrong (someone copying content doesn't remove that content from his site, and he still has the content, etc.) and grant him that premise, it seems rather odd that Frederick himself has now been caught posting infringing material to his own blog.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101210/02455612230/copyri...