Comment: Looks like you could have actually MADE some money!

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Looks like you could have actually MADE some money!

"As it turns out, Righthaven didn’t own the copyrights it was filing suit over. Instead, Stephens Media (LVRJ) granted Righthaven permission to sue over the newspaper chain’s content in exchange for a 50 percent cut of all the settlements and jury awards: the agreement did not grant Righthaven license to use the content in any other way. The Electronic Frontier Foundation called the arrangement a “sham,” and judges hearing Righthaven cases began to take notice.

Righthaven initially was winning and settling dozens of cases as defendants paid a few thousand dollars each to make the cases go away. But Righthaven has never prevailed in a case that was defended in court.

The U.S. Copyright Act allows damages of up to $150,000 per infringement, but also grants legal fees and costs to the “prevailing party.” More fee awards against Righthaven are expected."

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/10/creditor-righthaven/

This page is kinda fun to read now that it's all over.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/stop-the-LVRJRIGHTHAVEN-witch...

Glad you wiped the last bit of sweat off your brow over this one, Michael.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison