Irony? Righthaven Accuses One Of The 239 Sites It has Sued Of 'Litigation Overkill'

from the you-did-what-now? dept

It's true. With apparently no self-awareness whatsoever, Righthaven -- the highly questionable company that has sued 239 websites/companies for reposting some content from the Las Vegas Review Journal or the Denver Post -- is now claiming that one of the sites it's sued, Democratic Underground, is engaged in "litigation overkill." That's because of the EFF and Democractic Underground submitting new "key evidence," that apparently proves the copyright assignment from the newspapers in question is a "sham" and not a legitimate assignment. We've seen that charge in the past, and it hasn't stuck, so it's interesting to hear there's "new evidence" on that question. Unfortunately, for now, that evidence is hidden. Still, Righthaven isn't happy about this and is claiming the whole thing is litigation overkill. I guess it would know what litigation overkill is...

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    Victim, 12 Mar 2011 @ 6:24am

    Timeline

    In our case:
    1st, story posted at Las Vegas Review-Journal.
    2 days later, story posted at Ely Times.
    2 days later, we reproduced Ely Times story.
    1 month later, Righthaven queries private registration for owner of domain. We find one story we neglected to excerpt and correct that oversight (which turns out to be the story in question).
    1 week later, Righthaven submits copyright of story (under LVRJ title).
    1 week later, Righthaven sues us.

    Being a volunteer, spare-time nonprofit, we reluctantly settled. 6 months later, the stories at LVRJ and Ely Times still have no notice of Righthaven's copyright.

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