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    sixmile (1000+ posts) Wed Aug-11-10 02:35 PM
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    DU being sued by Righthaven for copyright infringement

    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.
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    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.
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    OK, this one had me fall out of my chair:

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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.

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    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?
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