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  • Target: The Corrupters! icon in Wiki Media Commons fair use

    05/17/2016 11:12:55 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Wiki Media Commons ^ | 5/17/2016 | CharlesOConnell
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFtm1MTBC3E Target: The Corrupters! aired on ABC from September 29, 1961 to June 8, 1962. The Target store brand was an early 1960s outgrowth of a parent company that owned both B. Dalton and Pickwick booksellers. There appears never to have been any legal dispute about the use of the program title "Target: The Corrupters!" or the logo of a dark bullseye on a white background.
  • Supreme Court affirms Google Books scans of copyrighted works are fair use

    04/18/2016 3:10:27 PM PDT · by dware · 52 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 04.18.2016 | Devin Coldewey
    A Supreme Court order issued today closes the book on (or perhaps merely ends this chapter of) more than a decade of legal warfare between Google and the Authors Guild over the legality of the former’s scanning without permission of millions of copyrighted books. And the final word is: it’s fair use. The order is just an item in a long list of other orders that appeared today, and adds nothing to the argument except the tacit approval of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals 2015 decision — itself approving an even earlier decision, that of the U.S. District Court...
  • CrazyRussianHacker, Plagiarist and DMCA abuser! #WTFU

    04/18/2016 1:24:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 17, 2016 | Thunderf00t
    So when I first made a video showing that CrazyRussianHackers idea about using dry ice for an air conditioner was basically suicidal, I really didnt think anything would come of it. Then recently he filed a DMCA takedown of my video. This resulted in a strike against my account and me losing access to certain features. Now thats a special brand of idiot who makes a video about a suicidal way to chill the air, then files a baseless copyright takedown of the only warning about how dumb that idea is. Especially against a guy like me who has a...
  • Spain to force search engines to pay to display some conten

    02/22/2014 6:17:51 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 18, 2014 M | Reuters
    MADRID: News media companies in Spain will be able to charge search engines such as Google for displaying copyrighted content under a new law proposed by the Spanish government on Friday. The measure echoes similar drives around Europe. Publishers in Portugal, France, Belgium and Germany have pushed for compensation in some form or another for links, snippets, headlines and lead paragraphs that appear in news search engines and aggregators such as Google News and Yahoo! news. The search engines draw revenue from advertising placed near news content and media companies have fought for a share of it. The new rule...
  • AP wins big: Why a court said clipping content is not fair use

    03/23/2013 2:45:47 PM PDT · by PastorBooks · 30 replies
    paidcontent.org ^ | March 22, 2013 | Jeff John Roberts
    Link only due to the subject of the article.
  • Gibson remains CEO of Righthaven, appeals to continue

    11/01/2012 11:27:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    vegas inc ^ | 31 October 2012 | Steve Green
    The Righthaven LLC copyright lawsuit saga will continue indefinitely after a judge on Wednesday blocked efforts to have Righthaven's CEO fired and its appeals canceled. Righthaven is known for filing 275 no-warning lawsuits in 2010 and 2011 in partnership with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Denver Post. As a company, as opposed to being a law firm, Righthaven had acquired copyrights from the newspapers for lawsuit purposes. It sued individuals, companies and nonprofits it claimed infringed on the copyrights by posting content from the newspapers online without authorization. The company essentially shut down last year after judges in three...
  • Court tosses Righthaven fair use appeal

    08/08/2012 5:54:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    vegasinc.com ^ | Aug 8, 2012 | by Steve Green
    Las Vegas copyright lawsuit company Righthaven LLC suffered another setback Wednesday when an appeals court dismissed one of its appeals. The dismissal was requested by the nonprofit Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) in Portland, Ore., which won a key fair-use ruling last year against Righthaven. The dismissal was granted Wednesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which cited case law that appeared to back arguments by the CIO that Righthaven could no longer participate in the case since creditors had seized the copyrights it sues over. In layman’s terms, the CIO argued Righthaven no longer...
  • Herzfeld & Rubin Sues Beneficiary of Trust Over Online Postings About Firm

    07/07/2012 7:00:36 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | July 7, 2012 | Christine Simmons
    Herzfeld & Rubin has brought a lawsuit against a client's son whom the firm claims is attempting to defame the firm through online postings. Herzfeld & Rubin claims that Joel Leyden has "illegally appropriated" the law firm's name by registering a website with a domain name nearly identical to its own and posting fictitious news articles on other sites claiming the firm is accused of malpractice and has taken $80,000 in legal fees from a trust account. One of Joel's postings says the firm bullies and coerces like a mobster. "There is no malpractice and no case of malpractice," the...
  • Court Declares Newspaper Excerpt on Online Forum is a Non-Infringing Fair Use

    03/11/2012 8:27:58 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 22 replies
    EFF ^ | 3/12/2012 | EFF
    Late Friday, the federal district court in Nevada issued a declaratory judgment that makes is harder for copyright holders to file lawsuits over excerpts of material and burden online forums and their users with nuisance lawsuits. The judgment – part of the nuisance lawsuit avalanche started by copyright troll Righthaven – found that Democratic Underground did not infringe the copyright in a Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper article when a user of the online political forum posted a five-sentence excerpt, with a link back to the newspaper's website. Judge Roger Hunt’s judgment confirms that an online forum is not liable for...
  • Righthaven ordered to pay nearly $120,000 in attorney fees, court costs

    10/28/2011 1:49:25 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 28 oct 2011 | Steve Green
    Newspaper copyright infringement lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas was hit Wednesday with an order to pay $119,488 in attorney's fees and costs in its failed lawsuit against former federal prosecutor Thomas DiBiase. This was by far the largest fee award against Righthaven, but likely will be dwarfed by an upcoming award in Righthaven's failed suit against the Democratic Underground. Before Wednesday the largest fee award against Righthaven was for $34,045 — an amount Righthaven says it's having trouble paying or even posting a bond to cover. DiBiase has a website covering no-body murder cases, or cases where a...
  • Righthaven's Losing Streak Continues in Colorado

    09/28/2011 3:14:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    eff ^ | September 28th, 2011 | Julie Samuels
    In what is becoming a well-settled pattern, Righthaven again finds itself on the losing end of a motion, with its case thrown out and owing the defendant – here, Leland Wolf, proprietor of the It Makes Sense Blog – costs and attorneys' fees for bringing a baseless copyright case. The lawsuit, Righthaven v. Wolf, is also notable for being the leading case among more than 50 that were filed in Colorado. Pending a motion to dismiss, the Colorado court stayed the remaining cases. With this ruling, the court has hopefully rung the death knell for the other remaining live cases...
  • From the Ashes of Righthaven, the Promising Future of Digital Media

    09/13/2011 12:57:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | Sept 12, 2011 | by Rainey Reitman and Kurt Opsahl
    Copyright troll Righthaven's flawed business model—suing hundreds of bloggers and small websites for dubious cases of alleged copyright infringement of newspaper articles—appears to be grinding to an inexorable finish. But even as the Righthaven cases prove that litigation isn't going to magically make print media profitable in the age of the Internet, a new generation of journalists and creators are adapting to the digital world—including one of Righthaven's former clients. Last week, reports were circulating that Righthaven was on "life support" after admitting that they aren't currently filing more lawsuits and are apparently teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Even...
  • Righthaven says it might have to file for bankruptcy

    09/09/2011 11:01:04 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    vegas.inc ^ | Sept 9, 2011 | By Steven Green
    Despite its backing by the billionaire Warren Stephens family, Las Vegas copyright lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC warned today it may have to file for bankruptcy because of a series of setbacks in its litigation campaign. The warning came in an emergency request by Righthaven to a federal judge in Las Vegas that he stay his order that Righthaven pay $34,045 in legal fees to attorneys who successfully defended Kentucky message board poster Wayne Hoehn against a Righthaven lawsuit. Righthaven has already appealed U.S. District Judge Philip Pro’s fee award to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Righthaven is also...
  • Righthaven defendant wins second attorney’s fee award

    08/15/2011 7:17:16 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    Vegas Inc ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | By Steve Green
    In yet another stunning reversal for Las Vegas copyright lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC, the company won’t be collecting any damages from a man it once branded as a copyright infringer. Instead, it’s Righthaven that must pay the man's legal fees of $34,045. U.S. District Judge Philip Pro awarded the fees Monday in the case of Kentucky message board poster Wayne Hoehn. Pro on June 20 dismissed Righthaven’s lawsuit against Hoehn, finding Righthaven didn’t have standing to sue him and even if it did, Hoehn was protected by the fair use doctrine in posting an entire Las Vegas Review-Journal column on...
  • New attacks launched on Righthaven litigation campaign

    07/02/2011 7:10:16 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday 2 July 2011 2 a.m. | By Steve Green
    The copyright infringement lawsuit campaign of Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas faces new attacks by three defendants. Since March 2010, Righthaven has filed 274 federal lawsuits alleging online copyright infringement of material from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Denver Post. Righthaven’s no-warning lawsuit campaign has been marred by three fair use losses since October, as well as rulings last month throwing out four lawsuits on a standing issue and a judge’s threat of sanctions against Righthaven over alleged misrepresentations.
  • Judge Rules that Reposting an Entire Article Without Permission Is ‘Fair Use’

    06/22/2011 12:58:30 AM PDT · by paltz · 25 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 6/21/11 | Ujala Sehgal
    A federal judge ruled in favor of a defendant who reposted an entire article in a copyright case on Monday, Wired reports. The lawsuit was brought by Righthaven, a Las Vegas-based “copyright litigation factory,” according to Wired, that has sued more than 200 websites, bloggers, and commenters for copyright infringement. This particular lawsuit targeted Wayne Hoehn, who posted an entire editorial from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and its headline, “Public Employee Pensions: We Can’t Afford Them” on a website medjacksports.com. Hoehn was not an employee of the site.
  • Righthaven hit with third fair use loss over R-J material

    06/20/2011 1:07:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Vegas Inc ^ | 6/20/2011 | By Steve Green
    A Kentucky man did not infringe on a copyright when he posted an entire Las Vegas Review-Journal column on a message board without authorization, a federal judge ruled today. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Philip Pro in Las Vegas on fair use grounds is the third fair use loss for Righthaven LLC, which sues over Las Vegas Review-Journal and Denver Post material. Earlier losses over Review-Journal material involved entire and partial R-J stories. Pro today dismissed a Righthaven lawsuit against Wayne Hoehn on grounds that Righthaven lacks standing to sue over Review-Journal material, as already determined by another federal...
  • Judge rules Righthaven lacks standing to sue, threatens sanctions over misrepresentations

    06/14/2011 3:54:47 PM PDT · by redreno · 63 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 06/14/2011 | By Steve Green
    A federal judge in Las Vegas today issued a potentially devastating ruling against copyright enforcer Righthaven LLC, finding it doesn't have standing to sue over Las Vegas Review-Journal stories, that it has misled the court and threatening to impose sanctions against Righthaven. Because he found Righthaven doesn't have standing to sue, Chief U.S. District Judge for Nevada Roger Hunt dismissed Righthaven's copyright infringement lawsuit against the Democratic Underground.
  • The 18 Senators Who Approve Breaking The Internet To Protect Hollywood

    06/07/2011 3:22:34 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 30 replies
    techdirt.com ^ | 05/26/2011
    The 18 Senators Who Approve Breaking The Internet To Protect Hollywood from the not-cool dept Last fall, we noted that the Senate Judiciary Committee had unanimously voted to approve COICA, a bill for censoring the internet as a favor to the entertainment industry. Thankfully, Senator Ron Wyden stepped up and blocked COICA from progressing. This year, COICA has been replaced by the PROTECT IP Act, which fixes some of the problems of COICA, but introduces significant other problems as well. A wide cross section of people who actually understand technology and innovation have come out against PROTECT IP as written...
  • Righthaven faces new challenges to copyright suits [pajamasmedia]

    05/14/2011 11:17:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Vegas Inc ^ | May 14, 2011 | by Steve Green
    Las Vegas newspaper copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC’s standing to file lawsuits is being challenged again, this time in Colorado. Righthaven since March 2010 has filed 274 lawsuits alleging copyright infringement against website operators, bloggers and message board posters. It sues over Las Vegas Review-Journal and Denver Post material. Its standing to sue is under attack in several cases and U.S. District Judge James Mahan in Las Vegas has said that under its lawsuit contract with the Review-Journal, Righthaven does not appear to have standing to sue. Mahan has rescheduled until next month a hearing on that issue. Defense attorneys...