Ars Technica summed it up nicely: Righthaven, the Las Vegas operation that sought to turn newspaper article copyright lawsuits into a business model, can now slap a date on its death certificate: May 9, 2013. This morning, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on the two Righthaven appeals that could have given … Continue reading The Troll is Dead! Goodbye Righthaven.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal's copyright trolling scheme is coming to an end. The newspaper invested $500,000 into Righthaven, a company formed to "protect" the copyrights of newspapers. Righthaven would search the internet for copyright infringements on behalf of the Review-Journal. When copyright infringement was found, Righthaven would then purchase the copyright for the original content … Continue reading Copyright troll Righthaven ordered to forfeit copyrights