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Judge: ‘Copyright troll’ Righthaven may have lied in hundreds of lawsuits

The liberal political forum Democratic Underground, LLC. (DU) has escaped a lawsuit filed by Righthaven, LLC. that claimed a user illegally appropriated several paragraphs of a news story. In the ruling, a Las Vegas judge wrote that Righthaven’s claims were invalid because it did not actually hold a copyright on the story…

‘Copyright troll’ Righthaven looks to dismiss suit against Democratic Underground

Citing “the spirit of judicial economy,” Righthaven, LLC., a company that makes its money by forcing settlements through copyright lawsuits, said it wanted to drop its claim against a liberal forum community which it sued over a four-paragraph excerpt from The Las Vegas Review Journal. The company’s recent motion to…

Progressive political forum fights lawsuit over five sentence news excerpt

The practice of excerpting news and linking to its source is what drives the blogosphere, engages millions in political discussion and aides the dissemination of information the world over. However, if the so-called “copyright troll” company Righthaven LLC is successful, a vibrant political forum for American progressives could be shut…

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