Righthaven Tries New Strategy: Maybe If It Just Ignores Marc Randazza, He'll Go Away

from the good-luck-with-that dept

It appears that Righthaven's new legal strategy, after getting beaten down left and right by Marc Randazza, is to just stop responding to him or the court. Think of it as the "play dead" strategy. You may recall that last week, in the Hoehn case, Righthaven was ordered to turn over its own intellectual property to a receivership to settle the attorneys' fees owed to Randazza. While waiting for that to happen, there was a hearing (on Friday) in another case involving Righthaven and Randazza... and Righthaven's lawyer, Shawn Mangano, simply did not appear. On top of that, he has refused to respond to any contact from Randazza and the other lawyers in his firm:
Attorney Mangano has not replied to any of my faxed correspondence -- a manner of communication he had previously requested I use in lieu of e-mail and telephone communication -- since this Court's December 12 Order granting the receivership order.
Basically, it looks like Righthaven is trying out a different sort of response to the various cases involving Randazza: it's just ignoring them entirely. I can't see how that ends well.

In response, Randazza is now looking to go after Righthaven CEO Steve Gibson and his wife Raisha Y. Gibson, a/k/a "Drizzle." At this point, you have to get the feeling that the Righthaven crew has simply been so pummeled by Randazza that it's in a bit of shock. I wonder if Steve Gibson is still claiming that the courts know that Righthaven is "genuine" and is merely providing "guidance" to Righthaven competitors...


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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:01am

    How can Randazza on the one hand argue that Righthaven doesn't own the copyrights and therefore doesn't have standing, but then on the other hand argue that Righthaven owns the copyrights and must turn them over? Seems like the latter argument is estopped by the first.

     

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    :Lobo Santo (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:04am

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    Well, Righthaven could be on a 3 or 4-week long Chriskwanzakkuh break...
    Let's give 'em till mid January to be certain they're really playing dead.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:13am

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    How can Randazza on the one hand argue that Righthaven doesn't own the copyrights and therefore doesn't have standing, but then on the other hand argue that Righthaven owns the copyrights and must turn them over?


    My understanding, which may be wrong, is that Righthaven has continued to file suits in various jurisdictions based on the position that they do own the copyrights—no matter what any stupid judge says.

    If that's the case, Randazza's basis for asking for the copyrights may need to be a little bit more explicitly spelled out.

     

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    Frankz (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:17am

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    Randazza isn't arguing that.
    The court ordered it.
    Since they weren't paying any of the court ordered judgements already outstanding against them, the court ordered them to turn over any and all assets, including any IP, to receivership, to satisfy the outstanding judgements.
    Randazza just following along with the continuing court cases, and trying to get the money the court already said it's owed.

     

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    Phalamir, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:21am

    How can Randazza on the one hand argue that Righthaven doesn't own the copyrights and therefore doesn't have standing, but then on the other hand argue that Righthaven owns the copyrights and must turn them over?


    I was under the impression that it wasn't for the copyrights under dispute, but for other copyrights Righthaven had, so that Radazza could collect the monies the court says are owed. "That's my car!" "No, it isn't" "Yes it is!" "No, it isn't; but to repay me for all the expense of showing it isn't, you need to hand over the other car over there"

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:24am

    Oh this gets better and better.

    Since Righthaven showed the courts the paperwork for ownership of copyrights, they now have to hand it over, that is just priceless.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:29am

    And it gets even better. The Righthaven website is gone: http://www.righthaven.com

    And the WHOIS lists Randazza Legal Group as the administrative and technical contact: http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/righthaven.com

    Looks like Righthaven turned over the domain name at least. If they auction it off I might have to place a bid for shits and giggles.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:32am

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    That's what I thought - they're pulling a SCOX - turns out they can't reply because their office closed because of this unexpected christmas holiday season!

    They're a law firm, you can't honestly expect them to know about calendars or anything, right?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:35am

    No body expected this twist in the plot, maybe right haven never existed and its a figment of the internets imagination......

    Inception.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:35am

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    The "court" being the same Judge Pro that held that Righthaven didn't own the copyright, right? How can a copyright they don't own be part of "any and all assets" that are to be turned over? I'm sure there's an explanation, but I'm just not seeing it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:36am

    The Drizzle?

    Who is the Drizzle?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:37am

    Your continued verbal fellatio of Marc Randazza sickens me. All the good he does in the fight against Righthaven is far outweighed by his extortion of gays for personal profit. The man has no ethics.

     

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    Trails (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:40am

    Re: The Drizzle?

    10th member of wutang

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:42am

    Re: The Drizzle?

    I know Drizzle is the name of a paint color from Sherwin-Williams. I see it everyday since my wife (unfortunately) picked it for our bathroom. http://www.sherwin-williams.com/do_it_yourself/paint_colors/ideas/color/SW6479/

    But other than that it's apparently Steve Gibson's wife's nickname. Now, I can't say for sure, but I suspect she's a sharp dresser with a Bluetooth earpiece.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:48am

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    I'm sure there's an explanation, but I'm just not seeing it.

    If Righthaven was continuing to file suit in other jurisdictions, then surely Righthavens' sattorneys had a good-faith basis for those lawsuits. Yes?

     

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    WDS (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:50am

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    The copyrights involved in the suits are not the only IP involved. Righthaven also supposedly has some amazing software that allows it to find infringing work for it to then sue over.

     

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    Someantimalwareguy (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:52am

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    ...The man has no ethics.
    Well, he is a lawyer...

     

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    Chuck Norris' Enemy (deceased) (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:52am

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    Righthaven may not have copyrights pertinent to the case but may actually own some IP. The court is ordering Righthaven to hand over all they have to pay the defense award. Note in the link Mike made to his earlier post Mike made sorta the same point, questioning what IP they had.

     

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    Chuck Norris' Enemy (deceased) (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:56am

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    Give credit where credit is due. Techdirt has lambasted him in the other cases he is involved in. Just shows that he is in it for the money and not some moral stance.

     

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    Trails (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 8:05am

    Re: Re: The Drizzle?

    You really have your bathroom coloured "Drizzle"? Were they all out of Tinkle?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 8:14am

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    How can Randazza on the one hand argue that Righthaven doesn't own the copyrights and therefore doesn't have standing, but then on the other hand argue that Righthaven owns the copyrights and must turn them over? Seems like the latter argument is estopped by the first.

    Intellectual property includes much more than just the copyrighted material in question. In addition to any other copyrighted material they may own it also includes trademarks and patents, among other things.

     

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    sophisticatedjanedoe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 8:21am

    Hmm.. maybe Gibson/Mangano heeded my advice not to respond to copyright trolls' scary letters? ...but I'm not sure my advice applies in this particular case.

    Anyway it is always fun to watch how trolls cannibalize each other.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 8:24am

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    What's interesting about Righthaven turning over the domain name to Randazza is that we had a discussion about whether domain names could be used to satisfy a judgment creditor in the comments here: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110224/11500513247/amicus-brief-calls-into-question-legality-righ thavens-entire-business-model.shtml

    I'd have to read through it all again, but I think I remember Randazza citing authority saying that you COULDN'T satisfy a judgment with a domain name. Wouldn't that be ironic?

     

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    Nastybutler, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 8:27am

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    I'm not sure what you're refering to with that verbal fellatio comment. Mike is just stateing the facts of these cases against Righthaven in which they don't have a leg to stand on and Randazza is taking them to school. There is no personal praise of Randazza that I see.

     

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    sophisticatedjanedoe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 8:32am

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    While I agree with your last statement, like previous repliers to your comment, don't see any "verbal fellatio" here.

    à la guerre comme à la guerre - we bound to make temporary fellowships with otherwise disgusting characters.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 8:35am

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    the court ordered it. if they can't/won't comply, are they not in contempt? does it matter if the order is impossible to comply with? do they have the right to outright ignore it without sanctions?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 8:36am

    Re: The Drizzle?

    Drizzle is Gibson't second wife, Raisha. Here is a set of pictures of Gibson, his wife and their soon-to-be-confiscated nice house: http://lasvegasnewspaper.blog.com/gibsonshome/

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 8:51am

    Re: Re: The Drizzle?

    Well there ya go. Thanks. She's actually quite beautiful. Good for Steve. Nice pad too.

     

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    average_ioe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:01am

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    How can Randazza on the one hand argue

    The "court" being the same Judge Pro that held that Righthaven didn't own the copyright, right?

    Since you seem to be a tad slow and cant decide who is at fault to dare list IP as a Righthaven asset. The judge ordered all assets, and if by chance they have any valid IP that is included. And not just IP related to this case, ALL IP. Its safe to reason that Righthaven went and made (or attempted to) some other deals having learned from their mistakes (which would explain them hiding, sitting on the small pile of IP they have acquired that hasnt been invalidated).

     

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    Atkray (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:15am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    +1 for the account.

     

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    Anonymous Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:17am

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    The order probably doesn't specify IP, is specifies assets. That would include IP if there is any.

    The other day it was impugned that you are a student of the law. If you are doing well in your classes with such tortured logic, I fear for the quality of both your school, and the future of the legal profession.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:20am

    Re: The Drizzle?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:20am

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    they own copyrights to their logos and such

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:23am

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    Sorry. Didn't read your post. I actually feel sorry for you that you feel the need to imitate me. What a sad little fuck you must be.

     

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    Machin Shin, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:27am

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    The explanation is actually really simple. The court case ended with them saying Righthaven had no business suing in the first place. Righthaven did in fact own some copyrights and such. The case was not over Righthaven owning them but instead over if Randazza infringed on the copyrights.

    So now that all that is done the court has ordered Righthaven to hand over these copyrights to pay for the court costs.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:35am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    How can Randazza on the one hand argue

    The "court" being the same Judge Pro that held that Righthaven didn't own the copyright, right?

    Since you seem to be a tad slow and cant decide who is at fault to dare list IP as a Righthaven asset. The judge ordered all assets, and if by chance they have any valid IP that is included. And not just IP related to this case, ALL IP. Its safe to reason that Righthaven went and made (or attempted to) some other deals having learned from their mistakes (which would explain them hiding, sitting on the small pile of IP they have acquired that hasnt been invalidated).

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:41am

    Shawn Magnano

    I wonder how much of this is actual strategy? It's possible that Mr. Magnano is ignoring the court on his own. He certainly wouldn't be the first attorney to try and ignore a devastating loss in court.

     

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    btr1701 (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:42am

    Re:

    > How can Randazza on the one hand argue that
    > Righthaven doesn't own the copyrights and
    > therefore doesn't have standing, but then
    > on the other hand argue that Righthaven owns
    > the copyrights and must turn them over?

    Seems like something Righthaven might be able to argue if it, you know, ACTUALLY SHOWED UP IN COURT.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:44am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    The order probably doesn't specify IP, is specifies assets. That would include IP if there is any.

    The other day it was impugned that you are a student of the law. If you are doing well in your classes with such tortured logic, I fear for the quality of both your school, and the future of the legal profession.


    There's no need to an asshole. I was under the impression that the very copyrights that the courts have said don't belong to Righthaven are the ones being seized because they belong to Righthaven.

    What other copyrights does Righthaven own (or purportedly own)? Answer me that, smarty pants. Sheesh, you guys are dicks.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:46am

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    OK, that's an answer. Thanks. But can you confirm or deny that the very copyrights that the courts said Righthaven doesn't own are also the copyrights being seized? That's all I'm asking about.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:47am

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    Yes, I understand that IP is more than copyrights. Does Righthaven own any patents or trademarks? I dunno. I can't imagine they patented anything, but I don't really know. Again though, none of this answers the question about exactly which IP Righthaven is supposed to turn over.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:49am

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    That's all just speculation and doesn't actually answer the question. Do you know exactly which IP Righthaven has and/or is supposed to hand over? That's what I'm wondering about. Thanks for calling me "slow" and then not shedding any light whatsoever on the issue.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:55am

    Re:

     

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    average_ioe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 9:59am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Do you know exactly which IP Righthaven has and/or is supposed to hand over?

    Yes, exactly All of it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 10:11am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    I get that you're not being a dick here and just asking for clarification. However, your reputation as a dick colors the way people see you.

     

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    DogBreath, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 10:16am

    Re: Re: The Drizzle?

    "This" is not the answer, but it should be.

     

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    Jeffrey Nonken (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 10:16am

    "I can't see how that ends well for Righthaven. The rest of us will get a good belly laugh out of it."

    There, FTFY. ;)

     

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    Anonymous Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 10:19am

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    By your logic, the only assets they have are copyrights. That is simply not true. Check your legal dictionary for the definition of assets. Learn to read a balance sheet.

    That is what I called tortured.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 10:21am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    I am a dick too, no doubt, but it's only after all these people start ganging up and are dicks to me. You can see for yourself what dicks they are right here in this thread. These guys really can't stand anyone who believes anything different than they do. It's amazing that I threaten them so. I mean, look at this sad and pathetic twerp who is impersonating me. I actually feel sorry for him. Not everyone can be a winner.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 10:24am

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    Huh? I never said that Righthaven has no assets other than copyrights. I don't know (or care) what other assets they have. I'm simply wondering out loud if the very copyrights that Righthaven sued over are expected to be turned over to Randazza. Sorry if that's not clear.

     

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    The eejit (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 10:29am

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    No, it's clearly the imaginary IPs that Stephens Media tried and failed to pretend to transmogrify into Righthaven's imaginary IP protocols of unicorns and kittens and baby soul sunshine.

     

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    sophisticatedjanedoe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 10:31am

    Re:

    Another interesting fact about copyright troll Righthaven vs.copyright troll Randazza: I just learned that Righthaven owns(?) copyrights on 2 adult movies.

    I can't imagine the fun of watching Randazza defending recipients of pay-or-else letters alleging illegal file-sharing sent by Righthaven!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 10:40am

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    Common types of intellectual property rights include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets in some jurisdictions.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_property

    I am sure the company trademarked Righthaven, even if that ends up being the extent of the IP they own.

     

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    WDS (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 10:57am

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    As I pointed out above. Righthaven supposedly has some software that they developed or paid to have developed that they own the IP to. They specifically mentioned it in one of their replies explaining what a hardship it would put on them if it were seized.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 11:24am

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    How can Randazza on the one hand argue

    The "court" being the same Judge Pro that held that Righthaven didn't own the copyright, right?

    Since you seem to be a tad slow and cant decide who is at fault to dare list IP as a Righthaven asset. The judge ordered all assets, and if by chance they have any valid IP that is included. And not just IP related to this case, ALL IP. Its safe to reason that Righthaven went and made (or attempted to) some other deals having learned from their mistakes (which would explain them hiding, sitting on the small pile of IP they have acquired that hasnt been invalidated).

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 11:30am

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    No, you wondered aloud how Randazza could dare ask for IP to be turned over that he previously argued they did not possess.

    Then you were corrected.

    Then you wondered aloud how the Judge could do the same.

    Then you were corrected.

    Now you mold that all up into, "wondering if the copyrights that are being sued over are expected to be turned over" and somehow cant muster all your legal knowledge to come up with "If they actually own them, then yes".

    You are indeed a dick, but not because you raise any valid questions or answers.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 11:51am

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    LOL! Good grief. So do you know which copyrights they're expected to turn over vs. which ones they're planning to turn over? That would be cool to know. That's all I've been trying to understand. But you sure did your sleuthing here. Kudos on your awesomeness.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 11:58am

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    Tell you what, I'll explain my thinking.

    "No, you wondered aloud how Randazza could dare ask for IP to be turned over that he previously argued they did not possess."

    Yes, I was anticipating that Randazza would want to seize the very copyrights that he had previously argued Righthaven did not possess. Is he not doing that? I dunno.

    "Then you wondered aloud how the Judge could do the same."

    Yes, I was wondering if Judge Pro is ordering Righthaven to turn over the very copyright that Judge Pro said they didn't own. Is he doing that? I dunno.

    "Now you mold that all up into, "wondering if the copyrights that are being sued over are expected to be turned over" and somehow cant muster all your legal knowledge to come up with "If they actually own them, then yes"."

    And that's the question. Do they own them? Are they going to turn them over? Are they expected to turn them over? I don't know, but I think it's kind of fun to think about, so I posted it here. Big fucking deal.

    "You are indeed a dick, but not because you raise any valid questions or answers."

    I'm being a dick because guys like you are busting my chops over nothing. Grow up and give me a fucking break. I actually feel sorry for you that you're so desperate to get me. What a sad and pathetic person you must be.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 12:46pm

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    Ah the classic "its not my fault, its everyone else fault" line of reasoning.

    and actually someone who wants to be a lawyer, the most useless parasites besides bankers and politicians on this planet, calls other people loser... you are a sad excuse for a sentient being

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 12:49pm

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    "Tell you what, I'll explain my thinking."

    not going to read, there lies madness. might be contagious...

     

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    btrussell (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 1:00pm

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    Any that they own.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 1:53pm

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    You want a real change in attitude? You'll have to show them kindness even when they act like dicks. It's hard to be a dick to someone who is being ridiculously nice, even when they disagree.

    Not impossible. I enjoy doing it from time to time.

     

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    athe, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 3:45pm

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    I think that this is the part that is confusing him...

     

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    Trails (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 4:47pm

    Re: Re: The Drizzle?

    Ha, pinoy with karaoke!

     

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    Anonymous Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 5:21pm

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    And being a dick makes you a better lawyer? How about you let us know IF you pass the bar, and where. We will make sure your marketplace has a look at your profile here. What do you think your potential clients will make of that?

    On the other hand, where being a dick and being a lawyer are not mutually exclusive, there are some law firms that seem to want more dicks (sex of applicant regardless). You just might just get away with this.

    Think about it. Is that really the reputation you want? "I'm not only a lawyer, but the biggest dick in town?"

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 5:40pm

    Re: Re: Re: The Drizzle?

    He has a sweet tooth for asians :) His first wife Makiko is a Japanese. He has 2 adult kids with her - Joshua and Ashley.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 5:41pm

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    So your speculation is 'will they turn over all assets as ordered by the court, or will they try to defy the court.' That's the ONLY WAY you could EVER think exactly what you typed, because not turning over EVERYTHING would be in defiance of the court's orders. This is why we impugn you. You try to weasel and squirm out of everything, and you accuse Mike of dishonesty.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 5:51pm

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    Such speculation is outside the confines of the discussion. The only ones who could know all assets Righthaven owns are Righthaven and its employees. Thanks for trying to derail the conversation.

     

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    The Groove Tiger (profile), Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 6:29pm

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    Yes, but do they own any of the IP that they own? Or do they not own the IP that they do own?

    Is there any IP that they own that they do not own? Does the ruling mean that if they don't have any IP they have to get some IP?

    What about the IP that other people own and Righthaven doesn't own? Do the other people have to turn it over to Righthaven so that Righthaven can now own it and then claim to own so that they then turn it over to the court?

    If Righthaven owns any IP, does the IP own them also in return? Does this mean Righthaven have to also turn themselves over to the court? Or is the IP that has to turn Righthaven over to the court?

    If so, can IP own IP? Is IP also considered a citizen of the United States, and as such, does it have to turn over to the court the IP? Can IP go to jail? How can Randazza claim that IP can go to jail? I'm just not seeing it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2011 @ 7:42pm

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    No one has ever argued that Righthaven doesn't own the copyrights, they clearly do. The problem for Righthaven is that while they own the copyrights, they didn't retain any of the exclusive rights associated with those copyrights that are required to have standing to sue.

     

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    btrussell (profile), Dec 23rd, 2011 @ 2:24am

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    You read his "I'll explain my thinking" post, didn't you?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 23rd, 2011 @ 11:55am

    Re: Re: The Drizzle?

    Wow... those personal pics actually make me feel bad for the guy... His lifestyle doesnt even amount to 10% of the image he put out in all the articles and that wired photo where hes holding his crotch... LMAO! Go to hell douche bag.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 23rd, 2011 @ 12:07pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    You want a real change in attitude? You'll have to show them kindness even when they act like dicks. It's hard to be a dick to someone who is being ridiculously nice, even when they disagree.

    Not impossible. I enjoy doing it from time to time.


    You, of course, are absolutely right that that sort of reaction is better that being a dick back. Most days I do strive to be more congenial and diplomatic, but sometimes I just say whatever comes to mind.

     

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    Androgynous Cowherd, Dec 26th, 2011 @ 4:06pm

    Personality types

    Most corporations act like adult psychopaths, but Righthaven ... Righthaven is different. Righthaven acts like a petulant child, and now it's decided to go sulk in the corner because Mommy said no, it can't have something it wanted.

     

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