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The Courts

Righthaven Loses Again 119

Hugh Pickens writes "Righthaven, the Las Vegas copyright troll, won't be collecting any damages from a man it once branded as a copyright infringer but instead must pay the man's legal fees of $34,045. US District Judge Philip Pro awarded the fees in the case of Kentucky message board poster Wayne Hoehn, finding that Righthaven didn't have standing to sue him due to the Review-Journal maintaining control of the column [and that] Hoehn was protected by the fair use doctrine. This is the second attorney's fee award against Righthaven. These are likely just the tip of the iceberg, with prevailing defendant Thomas DiBiase asking for $199,250 while the Democratic Underground will likely seek a fee award of many hundreds of thousands of dollars after Righthaven was dismissed from that suit for lack of standing. The bottom line for Righthaven is that so far it has not won a single lawsuit of 275 filed since 2010."
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Righthaven Loses Again

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  • Re:Illegal (Score:4, Informative)

    by FlyingGuy ( 989135 ) <> on Tuesday August 16, 2011 @03:12PM (#37110394)

    The "free market" is taking care of those who can afford to defend themselves. So this free market you espouse takes care of those with wealth and everyone else gets fucked up the ass and has no recourse. Sounds a lot like the Mortgage backed Securities disaster.

    I know you posted as AC but I also know you are reading this.

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