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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    The Infamous Joe (profile), 25 Feb 2011 @ 9:53am

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    These are people who are showing up for the free lunch, and will head down the street for the next free lunch tomorrow, without any consideration to come back to your business again.

    Exactly! So, you should focus on suing those people into oblivion, that way they won't take whatever you're peddling without paying, and instead just ignore it completely! That's *sure* to increase revenue!

    The funniest part being that they will probably get the same number of sales (if not more) by not feeding the 'tards.

    The funniest part is how you are making something up with absolutely zero basis in reality or even factual information, and you think it proves your point.

    What is troubling here is that Mike has chosen to ignore the story (he also didn't mention that Assange lost his legal fight and is off to Sweden).

    Yes, very troubling that a tech site didn't mention that an editor was being extradited to Sweden to face rape charges. If/When he is extradited to the US, I'm positive we will see it here.

    The Radiohead experiment #2, if it shows any useful data, will no doubt be covered when that data is released. What if it tanks, and they make 10% of sales? You're acting as if Mike is avoiding this story, but he already covered Radiohead's decision to not go with "pay what you want" for this album.

    Seriously dude, if you don't like what Mike writes about, don't come to techdirt. We won't miss you, as you never seem to bring anything to the table. I don't troll RIAA blogs (do they allow comments?) calling people names, because I don't see a point in it.

    What point do *you* find in it?

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