Read More http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...#ixzz0unxoFrzMNewspaper Chainís New Business Plan: Copyright Suits
Borrowing a page from patent trolls, the CEO of fledgling Las Vegas-based Righthaven has begun buying out the copyrights to newspaper content for the sole purpose of suing blogs and websites that re-post those articles without permission. And he says heís making money.
I wonder if he plans to go after Facebook. And its 4-500 million plus users.
But he IS going after the Free Republic.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010...r-r-j-copyrig/Conservative website among 3 sued over R-J copyrights
A conservative news-sharing website with plenty of experience in dealing with copyright issues has been sued for copyright infringement after Las Vegas Review-Journal stories allegedly were posted on its site.
Free Republic LLC, James C. Robinson and John Robinson, who are associated with the website www.freerepublic.com in Fresno, Calif., were sued in federal court in Las Vegas on Monday over the postings.
Court records indicate users of that website this year posted a dozen R-J stories, columns and editorials, with the R-J being credited as the source of the information.
These postings amount to copyright infringement, charges the lawsuit filed by Righthaven LLC, which has partnered with the Review-Journal to sue website operators around the country. The suit seeks damages of $75,000.