Court Refuses To Dismiss Righthaven Lawsuit Just Because Righthaven Bought The Copyright After Infringement Happened
from the trolling-allowed dept
While it may have been a novel theory to say that you can't sue in such situations, there was little legal basis for that claim, and a judge has rejected it as a reason to dismiss. The judge did say that the issue could be explored further at trial, but the defendant in this case clearly read the writing on the wall and quickly settled the case, realizing that it's cheaper to settle than to fight. That, of course, is exactly what Righthaven's whole business model is predicated on.