Skip to comments.Righthaven backed into a corner; copyrights to be auctioned
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 defendants 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 attorneys 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 hadnt 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 Righthavens assets.
Righthaven in past has typically responded to such threats to its survival with appeals or threats to file for bankruptcy. If Righthaven doesnt 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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Getting what they so richly deserve.
That is SO Sweet! Slap ‘em down and kick ‘em to the curb!
It is truly a pleasure to see these vicious thugs fry themselves.
You brats! I’m melting, I’m melllllting! What a world, what a world.
So much undue grief and expense caused by these corrupt bastards. Looks like they’re getting it back in their ruination.
I cannot think of a more deserving fate for this band of electronic highwaymen!
And don't forget to spit on them after kick 'em to the curb.
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.
In my 50 + years on this earth I’ve learned one thing
What goes around,come around!!
Aw, poor widdle Drip Gibson and his wife Drizzle appear to be going through stormy times.
BWHAHAHAHAHA! Bring on the lightning bolts!
Now the powers that be need to shuffle these insects off to a prison cell for a long, well earned stay!
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.
Just another add to list of why people justifiably hate attorneys, William Shakespeare had it right!
Good to see these bottom feeding scum get their due.
He calls his wife Drizzle? You’re kidding.
What goes around comes around! I LOVE IT!
It’s too bad that these SOBs will not be staring at concrete walls for the rest of their miserable lives.
Doubt that I’ll bid on any of them, but if I do, I’ll give FR a free license to any I get.
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.
Not so long as rope remains unstretched.
But justice is rare, much too rare.
Jim is probably feeling some justified schadenfreude over righthaven’s predicament.
Can they auction off rights to pelt these crooks with eggs and tomatoes?
Hard boiled and frozen.
Hard boiled and frozen.
Hard boiled and frozen.
AAARRG first time multiple posts.... sorry!
screw their attorney
We may not get our money back but I’m happy to see that this scumbucket is going down in flames!
I agree—but that’s a lot of money down the drain for us.........
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.
Good riddance to Righthaven, and a well-deserved congrats to Jim Robinson!
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