by Mike Masnick
Tue, Dec 13th 2011 3:01pm
Righthaven just keeps on flopping. After Randazza Legal Group, in the Hoehn case, has continually tried to get further access to Righthaven's assets to satisfy the attorneys fees that Righthaven owes, the court has now granted Hoehn's request to appoint a receiver and begin to assign Righthaven's intellectual property. Of course, that raises questions about what IP Righthaven actually has... considering that part of the reason it's in this whole mess is that it supposedly does not have the rights to any of these copyrights. Furthermore, Righthaven boss Steve Gibson, along with Raisha "Drizzle" Y. Gibson (I have no idea) have been told to appear before the court on January 5th to provide testimony under oath concerning Righthaven's assets -- or face contempt charges. It's worth noting that part of the reason for the court's decision in the first document is the failure of Righthaven to file any response at all to the request, which has become par for the course for the company. Makes you wonder if the Gibsons will actually show up on January 5th...
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