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Political Forum (DemocraticUnderground) Fights Back Against Righthaven Copyright Suit
Kansas City Infozine ^ | 9.28.10 | Staff infoZine

Posted on 09/28/2010 12:24:34 PM PDT by rface

Democratic Underground -- represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Winston & Strawn LLP, and attorney Chad Bowers -- was sued by Righthaven on August 10 for a five-sentence excerpt of a Las Vegas Review-Journal news story that a user posted on the forum.........

"Democratic Underground is the largest independent discussion forum for liberals on the Internet. (Several) people discuss and debate political issues on our site every day, particularly now during erection season. Online discussion often requires quoting from news sources -- a legal fair use of the material," said Democratic Underground founder David Allen. "By targeting short excerpts of news articles with their sham copyright claims, Righthaven is chilling free and open discussion on the Internet."

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please excuse any typos.....cut/paste doesn''t work too good.

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reminds me of WashPost FReeper lawsuit.....and how the DUmmies cheered.

1 posted on 09/28/2010 12:24:40 PM PDT by rface
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To: rface
...particularly now during erection season.

please excuse any typos...
For the laugh...you're forgiven.

2 posted on 09/28/2010 12:26:34 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: rface

best typo in a long time... erection season.


3 posted on 09/28/2010 12:26:50 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: rface

“during erection season”

Why didn’t I get that memo?


4 posted on 09/28/2010 12:27:02 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: rface

Freud, Paging Dr. Freud..


5 posted on 09/28/2010 12:28:08 PM PDT by tje
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To: rface
...particularly now during erection season.

Great. Now we're gonna get sued by Cialis.


6 posted on 09/28/2010 12:29:09 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Obama, Pelosi and Reid - the Trio of Twits)
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To: rface
...people discuss and debate political issues on our site every day, particularly now during erection season.

IS THIS ANOTHER BARNEY FRANK THREAD?.................

7 posted on 09/28/2010 12:29:09 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: philman_36

I thought that was in the spring.


8 posted on 09/28/2010 12:29:30 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: rface

“Democratic Underground is the largest independent discussion forum for liberals on the Internet”

That’s not saying much.

And really it is unfair to say that when every APOLITICAL forum I’ve ever been on (music, films, social, etc.) has been threadhijacked by angry uberlibs with nutty conspiracy theories about Bush stealing elections, Cheney being a puppetmaster, 9-11 being an inside job, teabagger this, Beck that...

There are much bigger forums of liberals.


9 posted on 09/28/2010 12:29:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: rface

Erection season? Haha.

SnakeDoc


10 posted on 09/28/2010 12:29:52 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow." -- Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: rface

erection season...giggle


11 posted on 09/28/2010 12:29:52 PM PDT by fml
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To: ShadowAce

For a conservative, it is ‘coming’ this November...


12 posted on 09/28/2010 12:30:38 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (When the ass brays, don't reply...)
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To: Red Badger

Subtle Chi-com spam for viagr@.


13 posted on 09/28/2010 12:30:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: MPJackal

It’s so hard figuring out this eRection season..


14 posted on 09/28/2010 12:30:46 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: rface

Have to agree with DU. LVRJ and Righthaven are simply trying a hail mary pass to some new revenue streams.


15 posted on 09/28/2010 12:31:08 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Well, I dunno......we were talking about DU after all.......................


16 posted on 09/28/2010 12:32:01 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: rface; Jim Robinson; kristinn

Can’t laugh too hard on this one since Free Republic got sued by these Righthaven creeps too.


17 posted on 09/28/2010 12:32:33 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: rface

“cut/paste doesn’’t work too good.”

cut/paste doesn’t work too WELL


18 posted on 09/28/2010 12:33:28 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Erection season? We don't need no erections in our happy homeland................

19 posted on 09/28/2010 12:34:11 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Now we're gonna get sued by Cialis.

It depends. Was it for more than 4 hours?

20 posted on 09/28/2010 12:34:30 PM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot! Zero is no Zorro and Apette is no Antoinette!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
since Free Republic got sued by these Righthaven creeps too......

yea - saw that too. Maybe we could get together with the DUmmies and fight them together : )

21 posted on 09/28/2010 12:34:40 PM PDT by rface (Remember to roll your Traditional IRA into ROTH before the end of the year.....)
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To: rface
particularly now during erection season

It's the mating season in DU.

Communists will be check-mated this season.

22 posted on 09/28/2010 12:37:06 PM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot! Zero is no Zorro and Apette is no Antoinette!)
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To: OrangeHoof
LVRJ and Righthaven are simply trying a hail mary pass to some new revenue streams.

As are BMI and ASCAP shaking down bars for having televisions on which MAY have a published song used on a tv program soundtrack or in a commericial.

23 posted on 09/28/2010 12:38:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: melancholy
Now we're gonna get sued by Cialis. It depends. Was it for more than 4 hours? .....

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DON'T LAUGH! IT IS REAL EMBARRASSING TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM BECAUSE OF THAT ..... 4 Hours and 25 minutes is a LONG TIME!

24 posted on 09/28/2010 12:38:17 PM PDT by rface (Remember to roll your Traditional IRA into ROTH before the end of the year.....)
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To: fml

heh heh, he said erection heh heh...

25 posted on 09/28/2010 12:38:57 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: rface

I find myself cheering for DU. Of course I have to since FR was also targeted by these copyright trolls.


26 posted on 09/28/2010 12:41:19 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: rface
DON'T LAUGH! IT IS REAL EMBARRASSING TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM BECAUSE OF THAT ..... 4 Hours and 25 minutes is a LONG TIME!

Did it happen to somebody you know?

If Ayatollah Abu Bama goes to the hospital for such a condition, the doctor has to use a magnifying glass to verify 0h0m0's claim!

Communism isn't for lovers!

27 posted on 09/28/2010 12:42:59 PM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot! Zero is no Zorro and Apette is no Antoinette!)
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To: rface
...erection season...

Step one...cut a hole in the box...NSFW

28 posted on 09/28/2010 12:43:06 PM PDT by JRios1968 (What is the difference between 0bama and his dog, Bo? Bo has papers.)
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To: republicangel

Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) on Sat Night Live once did a commentary on “Presidential erections”


29 posted on 09/28/2010 12:43:41 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: rface

They must be somewhat conflicted over at DU.

After all, aren’t bloodsucking lawyers part of the Democrat’s core constituency?

Maybe now they’ll see why the evil right wing has been trying to get tort reform passed all these years over leftist obstruction.


30 posted on 09/28/2010 12:44:41 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: a fool in paradise
As are BMI and ASCAP shaking down bars for having televisions on which MAY have a published song used on a tv program soundtrack or in a commericial.

Such has been the case for a long time. Bars that have televisions for patrons are making money by a public performance of the works of others. In the most egregious case, think of when they fill the bar to capacity by showing football games. BMI and ASCAP exist as copyright pooling sources, a license clears the bar owner for the public performance of these copyrighted works. The alternative would be to try to get permission from each copyright holder involved, which is an impossible proposition.

31 posted on 09/28/2010 12:46:26 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat

The actors and directors and owners of the tv show do NOT get ASCAP and BMI money. It is for the licensing of the music publishing ONLY.


32 posted on 09/28/2010 12:47:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: raccoonradio

I remember that... one of the funniest characters on the show ever. Remember when she went on and on about making Puerto Rico a Steak?


33 posted on 09/28/2010 12:48:23 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: antiRepublicrat

20 years history being “long time” whereas television has been around 63 years.


34 posted on 09/28/2010 12:48:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: rface
To all you DUmmies and DUhimmies -- I am behind you 100 percent on this one.

Good luck!

35 posted on 09/28/2010 12:50:22 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: republicangel

And conserving our national...racehorses!Don’t other kinds of horses need to be conserved too, like ponies or stallions? :)


36 posted on 09/28/2010 12:50:35 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: ShadowAce
I thought that was in the spring.
Nope! Democrats are in a rut and that happens in the fall. {;^)
37 posted on 09/28/2010 12:53:07 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: AppyPappy
cut/paste doesn’t work too WELL

Lots of folks say "cut/paste" when what they mean is, "copy/paste" too.

38 posted on 09/28/2010 12:57:30 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Nobody reads tag lines.)
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To: Tribune7

Agreed. I don’t have to like them to know when they are in the right.


39 posted on 09/28/2010 1:01:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: a fool in paradise

You’re right, I was mixing up the music and TV. Still, the concept stands. If you are broadcasting copyrighted works in the furtherance of your business, then you need to pay the piper.


40 posted on 09/28/2010 1:06:22 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: cripplecreek

This needs to be combined into a class-action suit against LVJR and Righthaven. Fighting 1 on 1 is a losing proposition. By joining together, they will have the combined resources to hammer this bunch.


41 posted on 09/28/2010 1:08:49 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: antiRepublicrat

That wasn’t how the Supreme Court saw it when radio came along. Big Media had to buy legislation to protect their interests.


42 posted on 09/28/2010 1:09:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: philman_36

Years ago a buddy of mine worked for a sign company. Across the back of the crane truck it read;
“If you need an erection, call us”


43 posted on 09/28/2010 1:09:17 PM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: rface

Sometimes you just have to chuckle, acknowledge the post was hopelessly screwed up, and try again from square one.


44 posted on 09/28/2010 1:09:45 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: rface

DU also bans conservatives MUCH more rapidly than in the past. Just tried to sneak in ONE actual fact about taxes and BANG—banned for life!!


45 posted on 09/28/2010 1:10:28 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: rface

DU also bans conservatives MUCH more rapidly than in the past. Just tried to sneak in ONE actual fact about taxes and BANG—banned for life!! Perhaps I should have added some dirty words!!!


46 posted on 09/28/2010 1:11:03 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: a fool in paradise

Radio was considered to be free promotion of music.The big outcry with radio was that it would make the musicians go broke and eliminate the need for live performances. That didn’t happen of course.


47 posted on 09/28/2010 1:24:34 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Roccus
Across the back of the crane truck it read; “If you need an erection, call us”
The multitude of ED pharmers should adopt that.
48 posted on 09/28/2010 1:30:06 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Radio stations had to pay into a fund (a tax as it were) to fund live music performances to ensure the continued employment of live musicians (dates back to the 1920s and still exists).


49 posted on 09/28/2010 1:30:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Very interesting.


50 posted on 09/28/2010 1:31:32 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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