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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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 25 Feb 2011 @ 10:13am

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    You had a fast change of heart this week. Did you get a koolaid injection or something?

    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!

    When did Radiohead start suing them? Nobody made this suggestion. My point only is that Radiohead stopped feeding the freetard seagulls, realizing that they were wasting their time trying to cultivate an audience in a group of people who has no intention of being consumers for this sort of product.

    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.

    The future is something neither of us can confirm today. That is why I said "probably". There is absolutely no proof from the last go around that any of the free distribution did them any long term benefit. We will see. I expressed an opinion, too bad you don't agree. Get over it.

    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.

    Yet there were how many stories about him getting stopped in the UK to start with? One direct, and any number of others discussing it (including the catholic church galileo one). I would think that a note in passing (and perhaps some commentary on how this plays for Wikileaks) might be in order. The silence is sort of deafening.

    if it shows any useful data, will no doubt be covered when that data is released.

    I think it will only get covered here if it shows data that supports the agenda, not if it does not. It is sort of like how the facts of the Radiohead deal were ignored (such as the concept that the shiny plastic disc versions "outsold" the online stuff in their first week alone).

    What point do *you* find in it?

    I find entertainment, I find a mental challenge, and I find incredible humor in the study of what Mike says and does. We joke about kool-aid here a lot, but really, techdirt is about forming a cult of sorts, of assembling people. It's sort of amusing to watch internet forms of megalomania and narcissism developing over time as Techdirt goes on. The entertainment value of that alone (plus watching RD go off his meds every few weeks and fly into a wild rage in his posts) are worth it.

    What about you?

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