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ralph wiggum
08-11-2010, 02:44 PM
sixmile (1000+ posts) Wed Aug-11-10 02:35 PM
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DU being sued by Righthaven for copyright infringement (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x8925806)

Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 02:38 PM by sixmile
http://www.rfcexpress.com/lawsuit.asp?ID=62274

from the lawsuit:

RFC Case Number: C-R10-1356D
Court Case Number: 2:10-cv-01356-RLH-RJJ
File Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Plaintiff: Righthaven LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Joseph C. Chu, Steven A. Gibson, John C. Coons of Righthaven LLC
Defendant: Democratic Underground, LLC
David Allen
Cause: 17:501 Copyright Infringement
Court: Nevada District Court
Judge: Chief Judge Roger L. Hunt
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Robert J. Johnston

http://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/aug/10/5-more-websit... /

'Las Vegas Review-Journal Publisher Sherman Frederick likens copyright infringement of his newspaper's online content to the hypothetical theft of a classic Corvette from his front yard.

But in the real world, Frederick and his copyright enforcement partner don't appear to be making many friends among Corvette enthusiasts.

On Monday, the R-J's copyright enforcement partner, Righthaven LLC, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the owner of the www.corvetteforum.com website.

Much more at DUmmy link.

djones520
08-11-2010, 02:53 PM
While this is funny that it's happening to DU, everyone take note of this. That company is doing it to EVERYONE. So don't link to any of their shit if you don't want CU getting whacked.

ralph wiggum
08-11-2010, 03:04 PM
While this is funny that it's happening to DU, everyone take note of this. That company is doing it to EVERYONE. So don't link to any of their shit if you don't want CU getting whacked.

Exactly. I'm just still laughing at the arrogant DUmmy comments.

djones520
08-11-2010, 03:07 PM
The most telling post about this is how they bring of FR is being tagged as well. No site is safe, they are going after everyone.

ralph wiggum
08-11-2010, 04:46 PM
Thanks to Bijou for finding this nugget:

RightHaven the Blog and Forum lawsuit firm and the ties to Obama....SHOCKING! (http://beforeitsnews.com/story/115/505/RightHaven_the_Blog_and_Forum_lawsuit_firm_and_the _ties_to_Obama....SHOCKING.html)

bijou
08-11-2010, 05:08 PM
And a hat tip to Chris

Obama pal filing rash of media lawsuits? (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=185293)

FDK
08-11-2010, 10:29 PM
OK, this one had me fall out of my chair:


Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Aug-11-10 02:41 PM
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4. That's what we pay DU for - legal issues.

I'm sure their legal eagles will be pointing out that the LBN is carefully crafted to follow the fair use law, and that the R-J a-holes are shooting from the hip and trying to snare $$ - it'll fail, and I'm hoping as a result of their idiocy, the corporation will have no choice but to liquidate their entire holdings.

Maybe DU can use Reid to lean on them to tell them to knock it off.

Hawkeye-X

Right after you get Obama to close Gitmo and provide single-payer healthcare.

PoliCon
08-11-2010, 11:52 PM
The way I understand it - they have to ask the site to take the offending post before they can take it to court . . . . where is philly when we need her?