Court Rejects Righthaven's Attempt To Stall About Paying Legal Fees

from the on-the-hook dept

We recently wrote about Righthaven trying to get the appeals court to drop the requirement that it put up a $34k bond to cover legal fees owed in the Hoehn case, as it argued it needed the money for its other cases. The appeals court didn't buy the argument. As you can see below, it denied the "emergency motion" with no real commentary, other than to point to a few previous cases. So, Righthaven now just has a short period of time to find $34k to put up for bond, or it may expose itself to contempt charges or other sanctions.


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    Bill W (profile), Oct 19th, 2011 @ 7:47pm

    Nice

    I love a good smackdown administered to slimeballs!

     

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    BearGriz72 (profile), Oct 19th, 2011 @ 7:53pm

    Wow...

    Short sweet and to the point.

    NO

     

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    G Thompson (profile), Oct 19th, 2011 @ 8:26pm

    Why do I now have this uncontrolled urge to snicker laugh and guffaw like Mutley?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uSTOHa4Im4

    Oh that's right because they deserve it ;)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 19th, 2011 @ 8:38pm

    Pirate court is being a pirate right now and they are stealing from those in the high seas. and Pirate Mike supports them too. but don't worry, the government will crack down on this intellectual robbery and stop this insane theft that's happening in the wild wild west of wild piracy land. and a higher court will show them that they can't break the law and that this is wrong. Politicians are not going to let the pirates get away with this for long either, they will stop this massive criminal behavior that the entire population seems to think is OK. They will let the entire disagreeing population know that this is not OK through more legislation and greater punishments and that will make everyone stop thinking piracy is OK.

     

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    Overcast (profile), Oct 19th, 2011 @ 8:38pm

    Haven't made enough profit off abuse of the justice system to pay the justice system, huh?

     

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    Markus Hopkins (profile), Oct 19th, 2011 @ 8:44pm

    Super Genius

    Guys, guys, come on now... I think Righthaven deserves to be cut a little slack here. After all, they actually believed that their scheme to be assigned only the right to sue (despite laws to the contrary) would work. Now, either they are so dumb they deserve our pity, or they are so forward thinking and creative that we should hail them as visionaries. They're probably only a few years ahead of their time, come to think of it. Their actions were so prescient that in a few years when TPP allows such behavior generally, Righthaven should make sure to sue anyone else that follows their lead for copyright infringement!

     

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    gyffes, Oct 19th, 2011 @ 8:49pm

    Dear AC...

    * SLAP *

     

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    Markus Hopkins (profile), Oct 19th, 2011 @ 9:07pm

    Re:

    Thank you, Ozymandius.

     

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    TheBigH (profile), Oct 19th, 2011 @ 9:19pm

    Righthaven's entire business model consisted of trying to extract money from people with threats and dubious legal posturing. Now they're the ones having to pay and pay.

    I don't believe that there's a supernatural force that sees to it that people get exactly what they deserve, which makes it all the more satisfying when it actually happens.

    Suck it, Righthaven!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 19th, 2011 @ 9:53pm

    Re: Re:

    and I also forgot to mention, they will also use tax funded indoctrination ^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H educational campaigns to teach the entire disagreeing population that piracy is not OK and you will all stop thinking that piracy is OK.

     

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    Jason, Oct 19th, 2011 @ 10:31pm

    court teaching

    if Righthaven goes bankrupt. They could lose there Xerox copy machine and the cookie cutter lawsuit template. What will the filthy rich owners do?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 19th, 2011 @ 10:40pm

    Re: court teaching

    I hope they got a patent on all of that so that the public can benefit from increased knowledge in the innovative field of frivolous lawsuits.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 19th, 2011 @ 11:07pm

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    Ha ha ha ha ha ha thanks I needed that laugh.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 19th, 2011 @ 11:07pm

    And are we really meant to believe that a group that was as devious and slime ball to come up with Righthaven in the first place has not also anticipated that one day it would all end like this.

    How much money have they spirited away, that will never be returned to those they scammed, knowing this would happen? Unless the law pursues them as individuals they will get away with it.

     

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    Mark Parity, Oct 19th, 2011 @ 11:44pm

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    Yes you're absolutely *puff* *puff* right. Pirate court *puff* *puff* stealing *puff* *puff*.

    Now you can put down the bong. The court has ruled. AGAIN. Piracy is not a legal word. There is no "Pirate court". The only pirate is you pirating English words to attempt to make sense of Righthaven folly.

    Begone butt pirate.

    E

     

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    The eejit (profile), Oct 20th, 2011 @ 1:31am

    Re: Re: Re:

    What is piracy? Is it naked culture theft by government monopolies? Or is it downloading a film? Or is it theft on the high seas.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 20th, 2011 @ 2:29am

    Righthaven could help content industry by someone producing a comedy film of these endevours. T_T joy

     

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    Spaceboy (profile), Oct 20th, 2011 @ 3:31am

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    All I have to say is - ARRRGGGHHH

     

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    Michael, Oct 20th, 2011 @ 3:38am

    Re:

    If the entire population thinks its ok, you cannot call it a just law.

     

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    The eejit (profile), Oct 20th, 2011 @ 5:23am

    Re: Re:

    That's not exactly the best argument against it: for example, for centuries, many people thought that the pest punishment for adultery was death by stoning.

     

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    abc gum, Oct 20th, 2011 @ 5:27am

    Re:

    +5 points for nailing multiple talking points.
    -1 point for not using the word of the month, Broad Brush.
    -1 point for not using past words of the month.

    overall score = +3.

     

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    Berenerd (profile), Oct 20th, 2011 @ 5:45am

    Re: Re: Re:

    And before that adultery was perfectly ok...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 20th, 2011 @ 6:16am

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    Wha???

     

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    jameskatt (profile), Oct 20th, 2011 @ 6:58am

    Sanctions and Contempt of Court

    Go ahead, Righthaven.

    Please continue to stall until the court charges you with contempt of court and sanctions.

    The fact that Righthaven is complaining about a $37,000 fee implies that they collected very little from their threats.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 20th, 2011 @ 7:08am

    Re: Re:

    I may have used the whole "It must be friday" argument that TAM used to keep on bringing up, but it wasn't friday.

     

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    hothmonster, Oct 20th, 2011 @ 8:03am

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    that never stopped him

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 20th, 2011 @ 9:50am

    Re: Super Genius

    I guess they're the Betamax of the copyright troll industry...

     

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    Slicerwizard, Oct 20th, 2011 @ 9:54am

    Re: Re: [no subject]

    "Now you can put down the bong. The court has ruled. AGAIN. Piracy is not a legal word. There is no "Pirate court". The only pirate is you pirating English words to attempt to make sense of Righthaven folly.

    Begone butt pirate."

    Clearly, Mark Parity needs new batteries for his sarcasm detector.

     

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