Righthaven.com Domain Sells For $3,300

from the not-that-much dept

Andrew Allemann alerts us to the news that at the close of the Righthaven.com domain auction, the domain has sold for… $3,300. That’s not going to do much to help pay off the attorney fees owed to Marc Randazza. Now we just have to wait to find out who bought it and what they’re going to do with it.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Rimon Law

from their site: ‘SOPA will help copyright holders protect the rights that copyright law grants them by suppressing free speech and impeding the functioning of the Internet, with predictable consequences on American jobs.’

So their heart seems to be in the right place. though i am not sure about: ‘our grandparents didn?t ?pirate? copyrighted works because they couldn?t’. would like to bet that they lent / shared copies of books for their file server (bookcase) to friends and family and thus ‘deprived content creators of sales’.

I wonder why they bough the domain?

That Anonymous Coward (profile) says:

Re: Justice

The “Pirates” in this case were people who had the audacity to share parts of all of a news story with others.
It wasn’t undeserved customers who were the problem but a publisher drunk on the idea that everyone owes him money for seeing any portion of an article.
They never filed a notice as required by law and always went immediately to suing.
They are a prime example of what happens when you have no checks in the system to make sure “copyright holders” (the rights in these cases were ruled to be sham transfers of just the right to sue, and never disclosed the money flowing back to the actual rights holder) are held to the letter of the law.
Now after the delusional responses to the courts ruling against them and calling them out for procedural errors, they have more than likely hidden all of the money and are hoping they can still win cases.
If you Google the name now some of the top results are for lawfirms looking for clients for lawsuits, possibly class action suits, against Righthaven.

That Anonymous Coward (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: Justice

Well the problem is copyright is the new exciting way to make money in this country. Lawyers tell them they have rights to get upto $150,000 each time, but we can get a few thousand easily from people who would spend that much defending themselves from these cases.

The deck is rigged to favor the rightsholders, and the people they target are often not educated about how the system is supposed to work.

The publisher didn’t need a marketing firm, he needed a clue firm. If people were posting snippets of their articles, a nicely written email asking for a link back to their site (if there wasn’t one) would have gone much further. Louis CK showed how far a polite request can go, and the benefits that come from a little kindness as your first step.

Ilfar says:

Re: Re: Might I suggest

One of the most fun of shock site images, Lemon Party features NSFWSTUFFS. This cross stitch pattern is a digitized version of the infamous image. The pattern itself is 6×4″ if stitched on 18ct and has 32 colors.

Why, god? WHY? Cross-stitch Lemon Party?!?

I was searching for something witty to do with lemons… The internets have beaten me at my own game o.o

Capitalist Lion Tamer (profile) says:

Maybe someone could turn it into a “Righthaven Excuse Generator” utilizing this classic shot of Steve Gibson exposing his power cords while attempting to answer an incoming call with his left nostril.

It could serve up insanely hilarious (and hilarious insane) excuses for any situation, including getting out of work and explaining your failure to pay child support. Bill collectors calling you up at all hours demanding payment? Click on Steve’s tie for a choice bit of Righthaven wisdom:

Due to pending appeals and the stay of certain active litigation matters, my operating capital is being utilized to service my monthly operating expenses, hence I am unable to allocate the funds you require.

Your neighbors upset that you took their summer vacation road trip as an open invitation to swim in their pool and read their mail?

There?s no question, we?ve blazed some trails here. We understand there are some differences of opinion as to whether that provides us with standing.

Violated (profile) says:

New Havens

The next 24 to 48 hours will be most interesting to discover who the buyer was.

To become a piracy site would be most enjoyable like placing your own flag in an enemy’s headquarters. The second place option would have to be an information site about how to battle copyright trolls.

What would be most depressing is if another copyright troll or law business purchased this domain.

At least we can be thankful that it did not sell for much but for some minor domain name if was still as serious price.

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