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Copyright troll Righthaven finally, completely dead
arstechnica (can't be posted to FR per copyright complaint) | May 9, 2013 | by Nate Anderson

Posted on 05/09/2013 12:27:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

"Never had standing to sue, Ninth Circuit confirms."

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/05/copyright-troll-righthaven-finally-completely-dead/


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: copyright; copyrighttroll; dbm; jimrobinson; righthaven; troll
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1 posted on 05/09/2013 12:27:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Hip, hip, hurray!


2 posted on 05/09/2013 12:27:45 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Really, most sincerely dead?


3 posted on 05/09/2013 12:27:49 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Jim Robinson

Excellent news!!! Good riddance to bad rubbish.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 12:28:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

LOL!


5 posted on 05/09/2013 12:28:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Jim Robinson

Hahahahahahahaha


6 posted on 05/09/2013 12:28:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Jim Robinson

Nuke ‘em from orbit.
It’s the only way to be sure.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 12:29:12 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Jim Robinson

Can we just, ya know, give ‘em a little double-tap just to make sure?


8 posted on 05/09/2013 12:30:44 PM PDT by kevkrom
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To: kevkrom

Or kill it with fire. Fire is always a good answer.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 12:31:19 PM PDT by kevkrom
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To: Jim Robinson

WOO HOO!!!


10 posted on 05/09/2013 12:31:34 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (DONATE!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bump for GREAT news!


11 posted on 05/09/2013 12:31:38 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: All

On the other hand, Bloomberg reports a bit of bad news in the ruling that could concern all bloggers:

“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sealed the fate of copyright enforcer Righthaven LLC today by ruling that the minima; “right to sue” copyright assignments that Righthaven acquired from newspaper publishers did not confer standing to sue third parties for copyright infringement.”

“So far, that’s good news for bloggers and others who had been targetted by Righthaven. However, the Ninth Circuit’s ruling contained a bit of bad news for them: along the way, the court vacated the lower court’s ruling that the defendant’s posting of the entirety of a copyighted article to an online discussion board was a protected fair use.”

http://www.bna.com/ninth-circuit-vacates-b17179873884/


12 posted on 05/09/2013 12:35:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

So has the policy here changed in any way?


13 posted on 05/09/2013 12:38:24 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” - Dick the Butcher, “Henry VI,” part two, act four


14 posted on 05/09/2013 12:39:44 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: Jim Robinson
Is it "Really most sincerely dead"?.......
15 posted on 05/09/2013 12:42:50 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Jim Robinson
Excellent news. My solution to the Las Vegas Review-Journal quandary was not only to never post an article from there, but never go to their site for any reason and let everyone I know not to go there.

Reminds me of the LA Times. Used to go to their site daily but once they came down on FR, I rarely go there. Maybe once a year at the most.

16 posted on 05/09/2013 12:43:24 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s really a shame that none of the defendants who settled with them are able to have their fraudulently stolen money returned to them. I know of at least three websites that settled with them for undisclosed amounts. One of them was truly a tiny kitchen-table business, and I don’t know how she survived it.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 12:45:57 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Jim Robinson

You know you’re on shaky ground when even the 9th Circus wont even agree with your case. Court turned their attempted sueage into sewage.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 12:47:05 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Jim Robinson

19 posted on 05/09/2013 12:48:28 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: henkster

No, but we’ve learned that copyright trolls have no standing to sue us. We should be ok with excerpt and link.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 12:49:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: lonevoice

I know. Painfully so.


21 posted on 05/09/2013 12:49:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
B T T T ! ! ! ©

22 posted on 05/09/2013 12:51:10 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yep, I counted FR among the three but didn’t want to speak on your behalf. I’m sorry it happened to you.


23 posted on 05/09/2013 12:51:50 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Jim Robinson

24 posted on 05/09/2013 12:53:23 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Jim Robinson

Great news and telling Righthaven to take a hike is most appropriate.


25 posted on 05/09/2013 12:54:04 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Jim Robinson

The ultimat ZOT!


26 posted on 05/09/2013 1:07:57 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Miracles never cease....imagine most of us agreeing with the Ninth Circuit!


27 posted on 05/09/2013 1:10:33 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jim Robinson

This is also something to shout with joy about (along with Nancy Pelosi saying that she cannot visit our troops)!


28 posted on 05/09/2013 1:10:42 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Even Gannett and Bloomberg?


29 posted on 05/09/2013 1:12:27 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

They own their copyrights.


30 posted on 05/09/2013 1:17:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
From the beginning of the opinion:

"Abraham Lincoln told a story about a lawyer who tried to establish that a calf had five legs by calling its tail a leg. But the calf had only four legs, Lincoln observed, because calling a tail a leg does not make it so."

LOL

31 posted on 05/09/2013 2:02:05 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: Jim Robinson

Right on, right on, right on...


32 posted on 05/09/2013 2:06:52 PM PDT 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
"...the court vacated the lower court’s ruling that the defendant’s posting of the entirety of a copyighted article to an online discussion board was a protected fair use.”

I can live with that. I've never minded excerpting others' work to post here. About the only time I've posted a full article, is when it was an original piece from a blog, or other such source.

33 posted on 05/09/2013 2:10:10 PM PDT 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

Thank-you Jim for letting me know where you stand on the issue, one way or an another on the issue of “excerpt and link”.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 2:15:17 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: onyx

Amen!


35 posted on 05/09/2013 2:25:39 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: OddLane

BUMP!


36 posted on 05/09/2013 2:48:10 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jim Robinson

IATZ

Great news. Never had a problem with excerpt and link, myself. It’s like a courtesy Ping.


37 posted on 05/09/2013 2:58:45 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
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To: onyx

:)


38 posted on 05/09/2013 3:36:02 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Brilliant.


39 posted on 05/09/2013 3:50:16 PM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

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

40 posted on 05/09/2013 5:19:59 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
He's just sleeping!


41 posted on 05/09/2013 5:21:11 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Jim Robinson

Hallelujah!!!!


42 posted on 05/09/2013 7:09:20 PM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: Jim Robinson

Did you get their broom Jim?


43 posted on 05/09/2013 7:22:59 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Wronghaven FAIL!


44 posted on 05/09/2013 7:32:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: TArcher

No broom. Just a “Screwed by RIGHTHAVEN” t-shirt.


45 posted on 05/09/2013 7:47:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

That’s ok, Ben the Wizard doesn’t know how the land the balloon anyhow.

There’s no place like FR
There’s no place like FR
There’s no place like FR


46 posted on 05/09/2013 8:02:59 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Jim Robinson

ding, dong


47 posted on 05/09/2013 9:22:59 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mrreaganaut

Legal ping


48 posted on 05/09/2013 9:35:37 PM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: Jim Robinson

Past damn time! Good news indeed, boss.


49 posted on 05/09/2013 9:48:29 PM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: Red Badger

As coroner, I must aver
I thoroughly examined her
And she’s not only merely dead
She’s really, most sincerely dead!


50 posted on 05/09/2013 9:56:41 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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