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 @ 7:32am

    Re: Re: Re:

    So why does it merit a whole post? It is a very small piece of almost entirely irrelevant information, and something that was already fixed before the post was even made, and may not be anything to do with Righthaven but may have more to do with the speed of government in processing their yearly paperwork.

    Radiohead blows off the business models that made them poster children for the freetard movement, and that doesn't even get a mention. Mike doesn't want to address the idea of a band (with apparently none of the middlemen issues) selling 8 wave files for $14. It's like he doesn't want to address the concept that perhaps the band realizes there was no benefit in feeding the slobbering "I want it free" masses.

    We don't get that discussion. But we do get an entire post trying to slam Righthaven for something that probably isn't even their own doing.

    Vindictive, nasty, and misleading. FUD.

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