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Copyright lawsuit defendant hits Righthaven with counterclaim
Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 | 2:05 a.m. | By Steve Green

Posted on 02/26/2011 7:01:51 AM PST by redreno

A group of South Carolina attorneys is putting up the stiffest resistance yet to a Righthaven LLC copyright infringement lawsuit, threatening Friday to press for sanctions against Las Vegas-based Righthaven and to hit it with a malicious prosecution claim.

Righthaven is a company that has filed at least 239 copyright infringement lawsuits since March over copyrights it obtained from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Denver Post.

The South Carolina attorneys filed a counterclaim Friday in Charleston, S.C., federal court against Righthaven that, among other things, accuses Righthaven of violating South Carolina’s Unfair Trade Practices Act when it sued Dana Eiser of Summerville, S.C., after a Denver Post column was posted on her nonprofit website .

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Nevada; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: copyright; extortion; lawabuse; lawsuit; legalabuse; maliciousprosecution; nevada; rico; righthaven; southcarolina

1 posted on 02/26/2011 7:01:55 AM PST by redreno
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To: 2nd amendment mama; myboyz

Ping!


2 posted on 02/26/2011 7:04:02 AM PST by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: redreno
Sounds like it's time for a whole bunch of lawyers who see a slam dunk to go sue RightHaven on the exact same basis (with or without facts) just to get in on the awards.

A lawyer friend of mine said such suits are the "Sign me up too judge" approach to lucrative litigation.

3 posted on 02/26/2011 7:09:54 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: upchuck; SC Swamp Fox

South Carolina: First to fight tyranny!


4 posted on 02/26/2011 7:11:51 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks redreno.
...among other things, accuses Righthaven of violating South Carolina's Unfair Trade Practices Act when it sued Dana Eiser of Summerville, S.C., after a Denver Post column was posted on her nonprofit website
Righthaven's antics have already undermined copyright law, and this could be the lawsuit that turns it into pulled pork.


5 posted on 02/26/2011 7:16:38 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: redreno

It’s about time.


6 posted on 02/26/2011 7:17:35 AM PST by SouthTexas (Is it time for tea yet?)
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To: redreno

Bookmarked.


7 posted on 02/26/2011 7:18:11 AM PST by EternalVigilance (But what is Freedom? Rightly understood, a universal license to be good. -- Hartley Coleridge)
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To: redreno
LAWYER FIGHT!
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8 posted on 02/26/2011 7:23:29 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Slings and Arrows

I rag on you for Alvin, but yay for you on this one, Slings. :-)


9 posted on 02/26/2011 7:31:15 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Sic Alvin on Righthaven - everybody wins!


10 posted on 02/26/2011 7:37:17 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Hmmm... It could work!
11 posted on 02/26/2011 7:51:57 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: redreno

Good. Now let’s see them also nail RightHaven and its newspaper partners in the whole sordid scheme under RICO and bury them where the sun don’t shine!


12 posted on 02/26/2011 7:59:43 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: redreno

This is one company that goes after possible infringement because it can throw its weight around. Now some people aren’t taking it lying down!


13 posted on 02/26/2011 8:41:29 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

bump for justice... or maybe justice, in this case, is a barrel of HOT tar, a pillow full of feathers, a short rope and a tall, stout tree!!! I’d slap that horse!!!! (Right after the trial, natch!)


14 posted on 02/26/2011 9:23:53 AM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Off Topic:

Sic Alvin on Righthaven - everybody wins!

My next door neighbor, beer drinking, BBQ and snorkeling buddy is a Naval Intelligence Office. He's a big dude, black, and his name is Alvin Green. True!

15 posted on 02/26/2011 11:14:29 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

LOL! Sic ‘em both on Righthaven - I like those odds a lot better.


16 posted on 02/26/2011 11:24:05 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: redreno; basil

I hope they get their asses sued off! Scumbags!


17 posted on 02/26/2011 11:59:31 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: redreno

Righthaven over-reached. Good luck to those suing!


18 posted on 02/26/2011 3:47:01 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: redreno

It’s about time. These bastards need to be bitchslapped to hell. They’re parasites. Gawd, what a disgusting lot.


19 posted on 02/26/2011 11:44:19 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: Slings and Arrows; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
S & A sez: South Carolina: First to fight tyranny!

YES!

South Carolina
Ping

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20 posted on 02/27/2011 6:09:18 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: upchuck

Hehehe. I do so love our state.


21 posted on 02/28/2011 3:32:05 AM PST by Grandma Pam
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