Righthaven Loses Again; Told To Pay $34,045.50 In Legal Fees

from the not-a-great-business-model dept

Rightaven's summer of trouble continues. Having already lost its case against Wayne Hoehn for the same reasons it's been losing a bunch of cases lately (its sham copyright transfer), the court (as in a few similar cases) was asked to make Righthaven pay Hoehn's legal fees and, in a short and sweet ruling, Judge Philip Pro has agreed and told Righthaven to hand over $34,045.50, stating that awarding such fees seems reasonable in this case. Can't wait to see how Righthaven's Steve Gibson spins this to say that it's really just a court giving guidance to Righthaven's competitors who just aren't as sophisticated as Righthaven.


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    The eejit (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 6:30am

    I guess the Judge...

    *sunglasses*

    ..was a Pro.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 6:33am

    Ouch...Righthaven has lost so many times that I've lost track of what's at stake here.

    It would be nice if someone did a "recap" of this whole mess*.

    *Read: I'm too lazy to research it myself :)

     

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    Richard (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 6:38am

    List

    Righthaven,
    Perfect 10
    ACS Law
    Davenport Lyons
    How much legal losing have these guy done?

     

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    big al, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 6:43am

    real money

    34k here 8 k there ...perty sooon this here gets ta be reallll money......damn son where is them profits you un toold us about?????


    buha ha ha ha ha ahah a a lol

     

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    ken (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 6:55am

    There goes Steve Gibson's dream of "quadrillions".

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 7:08am

    Wow...

    So they were abusing the court system, extorting money from ignorant or scared common people, and lying to the court by withholding important information regarding there eligibility to sue in the first place?

    It's really hard to have any sympathy for an industry that employs these types of tactics. It seem to me like they are creating more "freetards" than they are stopping with these types of tactics.

    IMHO
    If you are an industry, and you're customers have built a culture around hating/trying to screw you, you have failed and should rethink you're entire approach to doing business.

     

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    dfed (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 7:23am

    Re:

    YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

     

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    Jimr (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 7:37am

    When can the court gets it wasted taxpayers money from Rightaven for all the courts & judges wasted time. Yeah I have may doubt that Rightaven will pay any income taxes.

     

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    Ninja (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 7:46am

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    They are masochists. No need to recap, it's routine.

     

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    Squirrel Brains (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 7:48am

    Re: Wow...

    If you have an industry, and you've built a business culture that isn't responsive to your customers and you try to dictate the customer's consumption, and then they start to hate/screw you, you have failed and should rethink your entire approach to doing business.

    FTFY

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 7:48am

    Re:

    Quick recap:

    Righthaven filed a bunch of lawsuits. The Masnick made fun of them in true freetard fashion. Judges acted stupid.

    Future: On appeal Righthaven will get back all of its money and the defendants will be forced to pay for everything they stole plus court fees, Righthaven's fees, and will hopefully all go bankrupt.

    /troll

     

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    Jake, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 7:53am

    The latest trend in legal circles is hoping Righthaven sues a client.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 8:03am

    Re: Re: Wow...

    Much better thanks.. I'm on my way back to the coffee pot as we speak... I should be able to write a semi coherent post in about an hour....

    :)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 8:04am

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    They would have to have income first...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 8:07am

    Re: Re:

    Good technique, nice use of "Masnick", you managed to toss in at least one "freetard", and you made a totally impossible prediction.

    7/10.

     

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    taoareyou (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 8:16am

    Re: Re:

    I would be interested to know how much they have made from out of court settlements.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 8:18am

    Re: Re:

    I agree with the analasys above, to improve you need atleast one allegation of Mike supporting terrorism and/or piracy. Bonus points if you can make them both seem of equal importance.

     

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    The eejit (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 8:33am

    Re: Re: Re:

    Nothing, for tax reasons.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 8:37am

    Re: Re: Re:

    The Masnick was wearing an eye patch the last time he used his metal hook right hand to hijack an airplane.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 8:39am

    Re: Re: Wow...

    You know you're having a bad day when you're comment is being correct by someone named "Squirrel Brains"... sheeesh

    No Offense intended...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 9:04am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Bejewel a sparkling swastika on the eye patch and fill the airplane with orphans and puppies, then the picture will be complete.

    'The Masnick' now resembles that legendary creature of nightmares: the fearsome Ad Hominem Strawman.

     

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    Berenerd (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 9:07am

    Re:

    Let me esplain...

    No, there is too much. Let me sum up. Buttercup is marry' Humperdinck in a little less than half an hour. So all we have to do is get in, break up the wedding, steal the princess, make our escape... after I kill Count Rugen.

    Wait...

     

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    mike allen (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 9:25am

    perhaps a change of name to wronghaven. Seems only fair and a better guide to the company.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 9:46am

    Re: Re: Re:

    Terrorists love stealing IP because the less they pay for information, the more they can spend on bombs.

     

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    DogBreath, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 9:53am

    Re: Re:

    That sounds about right, but you've left out the most important part - What is happening now. This sums it up: "Hello Righthaven! My name is Inigo Montoya! You sued my father with sham copyright assignments! Prepare to lose big time and make a complete fool of yourself in open court!"

     

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    Capitalist Lion Tamer (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 10:07am

    Re:

    Also his dream of purchasing any more superfine sweater vests.

     

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    Squirrel Brains (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 10:16am

    Re: Re: Re: Wow...

    Haha none taken

     

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    The eejit (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 10:29am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Didn't Apple patent the iBomb, and get all manufacturing shut off?

     

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    Squirrel Brains (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 12:13pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    This made me chuckle. To think that the terrorists are debating whether to pirate a copy of Marry Poppins instead of buying it so they can spend an extra $15 on bombs. In other news, the more people use iTunes, the less bombs there will be in the world.

     

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    The Groove Tiger (profile), Aug 16th, 2011 @ 12:56pm

    Re:

    Why make quadrillions when you can make... shmillions?

     

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    IronM@sk, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 5:45pm

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    Inconceivable!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 10:52pm

    Judgment Proof Entity

    Righthaven's big mistake is that they failed to make themselves into a Judgment Proof Entity (JPE) in the first place. JPEs do not have to worry about losing court cases and being sanctioned. They just vanish. Look at the patent troll, Oasis Research (OR). Nobody has any idea who owns OR. OR has a permanently locked office in East Texas, with the lights out. When the cops come knocking, there will never be anybody there. OR is a shell company which could easily be owned by another shell company in a tax-haven jurisdiction. There is no possibility of a JPE being successfully forced to pay a single dollar which they do not want to pay. Nor can it ever be locked up in jail. Being a JPE is absolutely brilliant. A JPE can sue anybody for any amount of money. A JPE is the perfect corporate predator.

    US lawyers love JPEs. There is no chance of the US legislature waking up and fixing this problem anytime soon. US courts happily go along with the fiction of JPEs being just like people.

    You Americans are so screwed.

     

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