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Judge strips Righthaven of rights to 278 copyrights and its trademark
Las Vegas Sun ^ | Monday 5 March 2012 7:29 p.m. | By Steve Green

Posted on 03/06/2012 8:07:00 AM PST by redreno

Like a gunfighter with no bullets, Las Vegas copyright company Righthaven LLC no longer has any copyrights to sue over.

A federal judge in Las Vegas on Monday stripped Righthaven of whatever interests it has in its 278 federal copyright registrations as well as its trademark.

Judge Philip Pro ordered that the copyrights and trademarks be transferred to a court-appointed receiver so they can be auctioned to cover some of Righthaven’s debts.

(Excerpt) Read more at vegasinc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: court; freerepublic; righthaven; vegas

1 posted on 03/06/2012 8:07:10 AM PST by redreno
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To: redreno; Jim Robinson

HAHAHAHAHA.....

Let’s all kick Righthaven when they’re down, shall we?


2 posted on 03/06/2012 8:08:32 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

Bastids, cost a lot of people a lot of money in legal fees.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 8:10:26 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Lurker

I don’t see why not.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 8:12:26 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: redreno

Wow not only did they lose but the judge took all their toys away too


5 posted on 03/06/2012 8:12:40 AM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: redreno

schadenfreude.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 8:12:54 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: redreno
How about debtors prison for the Righthaven staff?
7 posted on 03/06/2012 8:13:50 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: redreno
So fitting!
8 posted on 03/06/2012 8:14:52 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: redreno
The idea of using litigation as a business model has been dealt a welcomed defeat. This line from the story is particularly sweet and ironic"

"Righthaven complained in January this request was part of “scorched-earth” legal tactics by Hoehn’s attorneys."

Pot. Kettle. Black. Goodbye, Righthaven.

9 posted on 03/06/2012 8:20:13 AM PST by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: redreno

“Judge strips Righthaven of rights to 278 copyrights and its trademark”

They don’t even own their NAME anymore!

lol!


10 posted on 03/06/2012 8:21:00 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: redreno

SO the Stephens Media Group just lost control of 278 copyrighted pieces of media, unless they win the auction to repurchase the copyright?

That is fitting.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 8:22:50 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: redreno
"The defendants may go after the Review-Journal, the Denver Post and Righthaven’s investors — Gibson and the owner of the Review-Journal — since Righthaven itself doesn’t seem to have any assets they can go after."

LMAO

12 posted on 03/06/2012 8:26:36 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: VRWC For Truth

“Denver Post “

That would be nice. Finish those bastards off! The Denver Post is nothing but a Demoracp Party rag.


13 posted on 03/06/2012 8:28:58 AM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: redreno
Unfortunately, everyone who "settled" with Righthaven (i.e. didn't fight their efforts at extortion) have no hopes of getting any of it back.

I think that includes FR.

14 posted on 03/06/2012 8:32:13 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: redreno

If I read this correctly, -

Their business model was based on Fraud

They willfully and knowingly put forth fraudulent pleadings to a Court of Law in an effort to defraud innocent people, using the force of Government.

Why aren’t they ALL IN PRISON???


15 posted on 03/06/2012 8:33:52 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: Darksheare
I don’t see why not.

On second thought don't kick them when they're down. Wait till they're about half way back up, then kick them. You get way better leverage that way.

16 posted on 03/06/2012 8:46:12 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: redreno

What would be fitting is if the name Righthaven was bought out from under them and turned into a conservative site/forum/idea generator.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 8:47:53 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Lurker

Kneecapping with a titanium crowbar?
I like it.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 8:49:18 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: redreno

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of scumbags.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 8:54:10 AM PST by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what e.coli is to an all-you-can-eat salad bar. NO ROMNEY!!!)
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To: eyeamok

Why does the lawyer still have a license to practice law?


20 posted on 03/06/2012 8:55:47 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: redreno


I felt a great disturbance in the Force... as if millions of trial lawyers suddenly cried out in terror ...
21 posted on 03/06/2012 9:08:54 AM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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