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Gingersnap
09-01-2010, 09:31 PM
Righthaven is back in the news strong-arming Sweetness And Light. We need to make sure they don't develop an interest in us.

The easiest way to prevent that is for everybody here to block all Righthaven publications so they don't accidentally post any excerpts on CU.

If you use Firefox, here's how:

Download the Add-On called Site Blocker for Firefox (kick the dude a couple of bucks since he's a major Internet Warrior).

Copy this list to your notepad:

[BlockSite]
http://www.LasVegas.com
http://www.CasinoGaming.com
http://www.columbiadailyherald.com
http://www.boonevilledemocrat.com
http://www.cabotstarherald.com
http://www.cabot.net
http://www.carlisleindependent.com
http://www.charlestonexpress.com
http://www.freeweekly.com
http://www.greenwooddemocrat.com
http://www.hsvvoice.com
http://www.jacksonvillepatriot.com
http://www.lonokedemocrat.com
http://www.nwaonline.com
http://www.paris-express.com
http://www.pbcommercial.com
http://www.whitehallprogress.com
http://www.pressargus.com
http://www.sherwoodvoice.com
http://www.swtimes.com
http://www.maumellemonitor.com
http://www.nlrtimes.com
http://www.vanburencountydem.com
http://www.allyoucanread.com
http://www.mondotimes.com
http://www.pgchamber.com
http://www.stephensmedia.com
http://www.808classifieds.com
http://www.bigislandweekly.com
http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com
http://www.northhawaiinews.net
http://www.westhawaiitoday.com
http://www.northhawaiinews.net
http://www.bigisland-bigisland.com
http://www.newspapersites.net
http://www.eltiempo.com
http://www.elynews.com
http://www.lvrj.com
http://www.reviewjournal.com
http://www.viewnews.com
http://www.lasvegascitylife.com
http://www.lvbusinesspress.com
http://www.rebelsnation.com
http://www.lasvegasnewhomesguide.com
http://www.luxurylv.com
http://www.southernevadahomeandgarden.com
http://www.pvtimes.com
http://www.pahrumpvalleytimes.com
http://www.thepaperboy.com
http://www.courier-tribune.com
http://www.examiner-enterprise.com
http://www.pawhuskajournalcapital.com
http://www.columbiadailyherald.com
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com
http://www.heralddemocrat.com
http://www.graysoncountyshopper.com
http://www.prosperpressnews.com
http://www.vanalstyneleader.net
http://www.thedailyworld.com
http://www.northcoastnews.com
http://www.eastcountynews.com
http://www.thevidette.com
http://www.montesano.us

Go back to Site Block and Import the list. Make sure everything is enabled and make sure the Blacklist radio button is ON.

Do Okay and restart Firefox. You should get a notice that these sites are blocked when you try to enter the site.

There are other solutions for other browsers but you need to research that yourself.

If anybody runs across any new Righthaven publications, PM me and I'll add it to the list along with an "updated" message in this post. ;)

Kay
09-01-2010, 10:01 PM
I did not know what Righthaven was, so googled it.
Here's a link I saw, where it was being discussed in another forum.
Aparently the guy that runs Righthaven has ties to Obama sounds like.

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1144773/pg1

Gingersnap
09-01-2010, 10:07 PM
I did not know what Righthaven was, so googled it.
Here's a link I saw, where it was being discussed in another forum.
Aparently the guy that runs Righthaven has ties to Obama sounds like.

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1144773/pg1

For inhibiting Internet freedom, they might as well be Brides of Satan in my book. The Obama connection is interesting but trivial.

warpig
09-01-2010, 10:54 PM
Righthavenís Business Model

http://www.snowflakesinhell.com/2010/07/23/righthavens-business-model/


They pretty much admit it. Hereís the Wired article speaking about how they are pretty much buying up newspaper content in order to sue bloggers:

Gibsonís vision is to monetize news content on the backend, by scouring the internet for infringing copies of his clientís articles, then suing and relying on the harsh penalties in the Copyright Act ó up to $150,000 for a single infringement ó to compel quick settlements. Since Righthavenís formation in March, the company has filed at least 80 federal lawsuits against website operators and individual bloggers whoíve re-posted articles from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, his first client.

Wired notes that the Recording Industry Association of America tried a similar tactic, and did not reap the rewards they had hoped. If you look at their business model, it breaks down if people stand up to them. The amounts they can reasonably claim are much smaller than what RIAA or the MPAA could claim. If 1000 people download a movie from you, thatís 20,000 dollars in damages. But what is the amount of money a paper makes off a single article in advertising? The amount for a few months canít be more than a couple of hundred bucks for a really popular article.

Any newspaper adopting this tactic is going to lose out. If Stevens Media is really serious about cozying up to Righthaven, then fine ó I already have Bitter searching through my archives to ensure that any links to their papers are removed, and I will blacklist them for the future. The Internet doesnít work this way, guys. You have a right to protect your copyrights, and to prevent verbatim reproduction of your work, but one should do that with an strong eye toward fair-use, toward treating bloggers as reasonable people who donít want to abuse someoneís copyright, and with an even stronger eye toward the PR implications of being bozos. In most cases, the minor amount youíre losing from advertising isnít worth destroying good will among a community thatís capable of sending significant traffic, and thus advertising revenue, your way.

PoliCon
09-01-2010, 11:18 PM
It's blocksite - here's the link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3145/contribute/roadblock/?src=addondetail

PoliCon
09-01-2010, 11:28 PM
OK - I did it. It works.

Gingersnap
09-01-2010, 11:35 PM
OK - I did it. It works.

Of course it works. I wouldn't have posted it without testing it myself. :p

PoliCon
09-01-2010, 11:38 PM
Of course it works. I wouldn't have posted it without testing it myself. :p

please like I'm gonna trust a soulless ginger. :p

Gingersnap
09-01-2010, 11:46 PM
please like I'm gonna trust a soulless ginger. :p

Well, I wouldn't my Internet life in your tiny hands, either. :D

PoliCon
09-02-2010, 12:12 AM
Well, I wouldn't my Internet life in your tiny hands, either. :D

See told you. Soulless. Someone with a soul would not have left TRUST out of that sentence :p

Gingersnap
09-02-2010, 09:53 AM
See told you. Soulless. Someone with a soul would not have left TRUST out of that sentence :p

I didn't know that Linda Numbers had an evil twin sister. :p

Zeus
09-02-2010, 12:49 PM
Here are site blocking instructions for the folks using a real Internet Explorer:rolleyes:






Open your browser tools. Once you have opened Internet Explorer, click on the "Tools" tab and then on the "Internet Options" tab.



Enable the Content Advisor. Once the "Internet Options" tab is opened, click on the word "Content" and then click "Enable" found under the title "Content Advisor."


Disable the website. From the "Content Advisor" click on the "Approved Sites" tab and enter the URL of the website you wish to block. Click the "Never" tab and submit the change by adding a password you will be able to remember easily.

Read more: How to Block a Website in Internet Explorer | eHow.com (http://www.ehow.com/how_2178367_block-website-internet-explorer.html#ixzz0yOKtGviR) http://www.ehow.com/how_2178367_block-website-internet-explorer.html#ixzz0yOKtGviR

Gingersnap
09-02-2010, 01:08 PM
Here are site blocking instructions for the folks using a real Internet Explorer:rolleyes:






Open your browser tools. Once you have opened Internet Explorer, click on the "Tools" tab and then on the "Internet Options" tab.



Enable the Content Advisor. Once the "Internet Options" tab is opened, click on the word "Content" and then click "Enable" found under the title "Content Advisor."


Disable the website. From the "Content Advisor" click on the "Approved Sites" tab and enter the URL of the website you wish to block. Click the "Never" tab and submit the change by adding a password you will be able to remember easily.

Read more: How to Block a Website in Internet Explorer | eHow.com (http://www.ehow.com/how_2178367_block-website-internet-explorer.html#ixzz0yOKtGviR) http://www.ehow.com/how_2178367_block-website-internet-explorer.html#ixzz0yOKtGviR


Do you have to do them one at a time?

PoliCon
09-02-2010, 01:58 PM
I didn't know that Linda Numbers had an evil twin sister. :p

:rolleyes: please. You're much nicer than she is. :p

Odysseus
09-02-2010, 03:38 PM
For inhibiting Internet freedom, they might as well be Brides of Satan in my book. The Obama connection is interesting but trivial.

Birds of a feather...

RobJohnson
12-09-2010, 03:06 AM
For inhibiting Internet freedom, they might as well be Brides of Satan in my book. The Obama connection is interesting but trivial.

The funny thing is almost every online article has a "share" button....

RobJohnson
01-12-2011, 01:14 PM
At least one of the publications in that list is being sued by a very rich person for being misquoted and printing some bullshit about him. Karma sucks... The publication caused harm to his business....and suggested things that were not true. Like that he abused his children.

PoliCon
01-12-2011, 02:36 PM
At least one of the publications in that list is being sued by a very rich person for being misquoted and printing some bullshit about him. Karma sucks... The publication caused harm to his business....and suggested things that were not true. Like that he abused his children.

:) good.

nightflight
01-14-2011, 02:18 PM
I can't figure out how to import the list.

Articulate_Ape
01-14-2011, 03:07 PM
Personally, I wouldn't rely on a browser to block sites. If you are using Windows, your other option is to do the following:

1. Go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts
2. Right click on it and de-select "Read Only" under the General tab, click Apply, and close the window.
3. Run the file named "hosts" as administrator (unless you are logged in as Admin) and open with Notepad.
4. Scroll down to the bottom of any list of sites that might be there (from malware blocker insertion or whatever) and copy/paste the following:


# Start of entries inserted by (your name)
127.0.0.1 www.LasVegas.com
127.0.0.1 www.CasinoGaming.com
127.0.0.1 www.columbiadailyherald.com
127.0.0.1 www.boonevilledemocrat.com
127.0.0.1 www.cabotstarherald.com
127.0.0.1 www.cabot.net
127.0.0.1 www.carlisleindependent.com
127.0.0.1 www.charlestonexpress.com
127.0.0.1 www.freeweekly.com
127.0.0.1 www.greenwooddemocrat.com
127.0.0.1 www.hsvvoice.com
127.0.0.1 www.jacksonvillepatriot.com
127.0.0.1 www.lonokedemocrat.com
127.0.0.1 www.nwaonline.com
127.0.0.1 www.paris-express.com
127.0.0.1 www.pbcommercial.com
127.0.0.1 www.whitehallprogress.com
127.0.0.1 www.pressargus.com
127.0.0.1 www.sherwoodvoice.com
127.0.0.1 www.swtimes.com
127.0.0.1 www.maumellemonitor.com
127.0.0.1 www.nlrtimes.com
127.0.0.1 www.vanburencountydem.com
127.0.0.1 www.allyoucanread.com
127.0.0.1 www.mondotimes.com
127.0.0.1 www.pgchamber.com
127.0.0.1 www.stephensmedia.com
127.0.0.1 www.808classifieds.com
127.0.0.1 www.bigislandweekly.com
127.0.0.1 www.hawaiitribune-herald.com
127.0.0.1 www.northhawaiinews.net
127.0.0.1 www.westhawaiitoday.com
127.0.0.1 www.northhawaiinews.net
127.0.0.1 www.bigisland-bigisland.com
127.0.0.1 www.newspapersites.net
127.0.0.1 www.eltiempo.com
127.0.0.1 www.elynews.com
127.0.0.1 www.lvrj.com
127.0.0.1 www.reviewjournal.com
127.0.0.1 www.viewnews.com
127.0.0.1 www.lasvegascitylife.com
127.0.0.1 www.lvbusinesspress.com
127.0.0.1 www.rebelsnation.com
127.0.0.1 www.lasvegasnewhomesguide.com
127.0.0.1 www.luxurylv.com
127.0.0.1 www.southernevadahomeandgarden.com
127.0.0.1 www.pvtimes.com
127.0.0.1 www.pahrumpvalleytimes.com
127.0.0.1 www.thepaperboy.com
127.0.0.1 www.courier-tribune.com
127.0.0.1 www.examiner-enterprise.com
127.0.0.1 www.pawhuskajournalcapital.com
127.0.0.1 www.columbiadailyherald.com
127.0.0.1 www.onlinenewspapers.com
127.0.0.1 www.heralddemocrat.com
127.0.0.1 www.graysoncountyshopper.com
127.0.0.1 www.prosperpressnews.com
127.0.0.1 www.vanalstyneleader.net
127.0.0.1 www.thedailyworld.com
127.0.0.1 www.northcoastnews.com
127.0.0.1 www.eastcountynews.com
127.0.0.1 www.thevidette.com
127.0.0.1 www.montesano.us
# End of entries inserted by (your name)

5. Save the file.
6. Go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts
7. Right click on it and select "Read Only" under the General tab, click Apply, and close the window.


Done.



EDIT: I removed the "http://". I didn't mean to include that and you don't want to.

Gingersnap
01-14-2011, 04:44 PM
Sounds peachy! :D

Articulate_Ape
01-14-2011, 08:25 PM
Sounds peachy! :D


We peaches never fail. Ever. :D

RobJohnson
05-20-2011, 05:05 AM
I am not sure if Right Haven even still owns the Las Vegas area publications.

RobJohnson
10-31-2011, 02:35 AM
The comapny that took over the Las Vegas Review Journal let go of a couple columnists.

Those same guys won national awards for the newspaper,about six months after they were fired (laid off, whatever)

Now those let go from the paper seem to be getting some job offers. One was a younger guy with a new baby...in fact, he is a friend of mine. I cancelled my subscription to the paper.

NJCardFan
12-27-2011, 12:58 AM
Guess these clowns aren't going to be a problem anymore.

bijou
12-27-2011, 06:13 AM
Guess these clowns aren't going to be a problem anymore.

I think we can let this slip down the list now. :)