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Righthaven backed into a corner; copyrights to be auctioned
vegas.inc ^ | Dec 12, 2012 | by Steve Green

Posted on 12/12/2011 5:24:49 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Copyright lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas faced more problems Monday after a federal judge granted a defendant’s motion that Righthaven be placed under control of a receiver and that its copyrights be auctioned off, giving it nothing to sue or appeal over.

U.S. District Judge Philip Pro granted the motion made by attorneys for defendant Wayne Hoehn, who said a receiver was needed to run the company and that its assets should be auctioned.

That was after Righthaven failed to pay their attorney’s fees and U.S. Marshals were unable to round up enough Righthaven assets to cover their fees totaling more than $63,000.

Pro noted in his one-page order that Righthaven hadn’t responded to the Nov. 14 receiver and copyright auction request.

A request for comment was placed with Righthaven.

A U.S. magistrate judge on Monday also ordered that Righthaven CEO Steven Gibson and his wife, Raisha “Drizzle” Gibson, appear in court on Jan. 5 “and provide testimony under oath concerning the location of Righthaven’s assets.”

Righthaven in past has typically responded to such threats to its survival with appeals or threats to file for bankruptcy. If Righthaven doesn’t appeal or file for bankruptcy, it could see appeals pending before the 9th and 10th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals evaporate because others could buy its copyrights, giving Righthaven nothing to sue and appeal over.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bankruptcy; copyright; copyrighttroll; corruption; fraud; lawsuit; receivership; righthaven; shawnmangano; stevengibson

1 posted on 12/12/2011 5:24:53 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Justice!


2 posted on 12/12/2011 5:27:56 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Jim Robinson
I couldn't think of a more deserving group of A-holes.
3 posted on 12/12/2011 5:29:17 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Jim Robinson

Getting what they so richly deserve.


4 posted on 12/12/2011 5:29:54 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Jim Robinson

That is SO Sweet! Slap ‘em down and kick ‘em to the curb!


5 posted on 12/12/2011 5:33:04 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Jim Robinson

It is truly a pleasure to see these vicious thugs fry themselves.


6 posted on 12/12/2011 5:33:43 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Democrats are and always have been the Party of the Extremely Rich, the Party of Slavery.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


7 posted on 12/12/2011 5:36:27 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


8 posted on 12/12/2011 5:37:50 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Jim Robinson

You brats! I’m melting, I’m melllllting! What a world, what a world.


9 posted on 12/12/2011 5:41:09 PM PST by CARTOUCHE ( Civil War, the sequel, coming to a city near you. Watch for previews 11/2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

So much undue grief and expense caused by these corrupt bastards. Looks like they’re getting it back in their ruination.


10 posted on 12/12/2011 5:45:08 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Perfect!


11 posted on 12/12/2011 5:45:16 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I cannot think of a more deserving fate for this band of electronic highwaymen!


12 posted on 12/12/2011 5:48:35 PM PST by kschockeynut87 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my GOD, my family and my country.)
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To: Jim Robinson

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

13 posted on 12/12/2011 5:50:10 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bigbob
***That is SO Sweet! Slap ‘em down and kick ‘em to the curb!

And don't forget to spit on them after kick 'em to the curb.

14 posted on 12/12/2011 5:54:16 PM PST by goat granny (.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m not up on what’s going on here. Could someone explain?

BTW, I think that Copyrights should last only as long as invention patents. Keeping hold of a set of words for a period of time is fine. But when that period of time never ends, and the copywright can be passed on to others forever can only be destructive.


15 posted on 12/12/2011 5:55:53 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: Jim Robinson

In my 50 + years on this earth I’ve learned one thing

What goes around,come around!!


16 posted on 12/12/2011 6:03:58 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Aw, poor widdle Drip Gibson and his wife Drizzle appear to be going through stormy times.

BWHAHAHAHAHA! Bring on the lightning bolts!


17 posted on 12/12/2011 6:04:30 PM PST by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Sweet Justice indeed!

Now the powers that be need to shuffle these insects off to a prison cell for a long, well earned stay!

18 posted on 12/12/2011 6:14:44 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: editor-surveyor

HA!
Very slow, too long delayed “Justice”.

None of their early victims will be compensated.

These punks shriveled corpses should have been found in the desert, holding five aces.
They are the poster children for abuse of our legal system.


19 posted on 12/12/2011 6:20:36 PM PST by Loyal Sedition
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To: Jim Robinson

Just another add to list of why people justifiably hate attorneys, William Shakespeare had it right!


20 posted on 12/12/2011 6:44:46 PM PST by big bad easter bunny (Cain 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good to see these bottom feeding scum get their due.


21 posted on 12/12/2011 6:51:18 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Jim Robinson

He calls his wife Drizzle? You’re kidding.


22 posted on 12/12/2011 6:54:43 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Jim Robinson

What goes around comes around! I LOVE IT!


23 posted on 12/12/2011 6:59:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Woo-Freepin’-Hoo!!!


24 posted on 12/12/2011 7:06:58 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (...And I'm All Out Of Gum.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s too bad that these SOBs will not be staring at concrete walls for the rest of their miserable lives.


25 posted on 12/12/2011 7:12:19 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Jim Robinson

Doubt that I’ll bid on any of them, but if I do, I’ll give FR a free license to any I get.


26 posted on 12/12/2011 7:23:06 PM PST by PAR35
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To: HighWheeler
I’m not up on what’s going on here. Could someone explain?

Interesting you don't know about this story, given you signed up in 2000. Best do a search on the name 'Righthaven' to do the necessary back-reading.

It's too involved to explain here, but these pukes tried to take down FR and JimRob with bogus lawsuits and copyright threats.

27 posted on 12/12/2011 7:40:16 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Sure would like to call Bob J and say some words to him.
Anyway, this one feels good.
28 posted on 12/12/2011 7:52:03 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: AGreatPer

29 posted on 12/12/2011 9:14:42 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: La Lydia

Not so long as rope remains unstretched.

But justice is rare, much too rare.


30 posted on 12/12/2011 9:50:42 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: All

Jim is probably feeling some justified schadenfreude over righthaven’s predicament.


31 posted on 12/13/2011 3:32:35 AM PST by Toadman (Let the GOP wither, and the Tea Party Prosper.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Can they auction off rights to pelt these crooks with eggs and tomatoes?


32 posted on 12/13/2011 7:21:53 AM PST by BatMite
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To: BatMite

Hard boiled and frozen.


33 posted on 12/13/2011 7:41:56 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: BatMite

Hard boiled and frozen.


34 posted on 12/13/2011 7:42:20 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: BatMite

Hard boiled and frozen.


35 posted on 12/13/2011 7:42:41 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: W. W. SMITH

AAARRG first time multiple posts.... sorry!


36 posted on 12/13/2011 7:44:20 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: Jim Robinson

Great!


37 posted on 12/13/2011 8:19:58 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Jim Robinson

screw their attorney


38 posted on 12/13/2011 8:25:17 AM PST by wardaddy (Michelle, Sarah, Perry now Newt over Mitt.....that is how I've seen it and it's where we are)
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To: basil

We may not get our money back but I’m happy to see that this scumbucket is going down in flames!


39 posted on 12/13/2011 7:33:27 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

I agree—but that’s a lot of money down the drain for us.........


40 posted on 12/13/2011 8:04:10 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Jim Robinson

Good news Jim! So is there any idea yet on when some of the posting restrictions in place @FR due to previous Righthaven complaints (Denver Post is one example) might be lifted? Just tried to post something from there and noticed they’re still in play.

Thanks,


41 posted on 12/13/2011 8:08:48 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good riddance to Righthaven, and a well-deserved congrats to Jim Robinson!


42 posted on 12/21/2011 10:59:33 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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