Righthaven So Busy Filing Lawsuits It Forgot To Renew Its Business License?

from the oh-yes,-and-porn dept

Amusing note in a recent Las Vegas Sun report about the latest goings on with copyright troll Righthaven: there are some indications that the company forgot to renew its business license, and that could create some problems for some of its lawsuits:
Has Righthaven been so busy filing and settling lawsuits that it forgot to renew its state business license?

Its status with the Nevada Secretary of State as of Monday was listed as "default" after the license expired Jan. 31. Net Sortie Systems LLC, Las Vegas attorney Steven Gibson's company that co-owns Righthaven, is also listed as in default.

[....]

Righthaven's "default" status will likely interest defendants in nine Righthaven lawsuits filed in Denver federal court this month over a Denver Post "TSA pat-down photo."

That's because Righthaven asserts in these lawsuits: "Righthaven is, and has been at all times relevant to this lawsuit, in good standing with the Nevada Secretary of State."
Separate from that, the report also notes that Righthaven just registered the copyright on some porn DVDs, so it may be expanding beyond copyright trolling for the newspaper business (not that lucrative), and follow the footsteps of a bunch of opportunist lawyers who have started doing mass file sharing pre-settlement shakedown letter campaigns for porn producers (without too much success so far).

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Companies: righthaven


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 25 Feb 2011 @ 7:16am

    Re: Re: Re:

    FUD for who? The shills? I don't see any fear being instilled in the readers except for the maximalists. Uncertainty? Doubt? Neither of those apply either. But go on trying to say that he is, and maybe someone somewhere will believe you.

    There's no fear uncertainty or doubt, except at the honesty and integrity of companies like Righthaven for seeking maximums on minimal issues. Like fair use of articles and uses of material.

    Keep trying though, you want people living their lives in fear so they will cow to you, but good luck with that here.


    Oh please. This whole article is FUD.

    "Righthaven's "default" status will likely interest defendants in nine Righthaven lawsuits filed in Denver federal court this month over a Denver Post"

    That's textbook uncertainty and textbook doubt.

    Notice how there's no analysis of whether the lapse of their license will have any actual effect on any lawsuit. That's left to the imagination of the reader.

    Classic FUD.

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