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Death Knell For Righthaven In 9th Circuit Decision 36

An anonymous reader writes with this snippet from Ars Technica: "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 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on the two Righthaven appeals that could have given the firm a final glimmer of hope — and the court told Righthaven to take a hike (PDF)."
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Death Knell For Righthaven In 9th Circuit Decision

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  • Done? Really? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Virtucon ( 127420 ) on Thursday May 09, 2013 @06:02PM (#43679999)

    I guess they've never heard about SCO v. IBM.. [] and SCO v. AutoZone [] and ...

    SCO was the retarded company that wouldn't go away and never had a leg to stand on yet they kept on filing suits that in retrospect were dumb. We all knew
    that they were dumb at the time but again, there's this thing called the legal system.

    The legal system unfortunately has these things in them called lawyers who bill at astronomical rates and right now there's a flood of lawyers on the market. So, there'll be a high probability that they'll keep on filing claims, counter claims and outrageous charges everywhere.

    So, stay tuned I'll bet there will be another chapter in this saga.


  • Re:SCO anyone? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 09, 2013 @06:26PM (#43680227)

    Try this really awful Wikipedia article

    Some of it's wrong, or just incomprehensible, but it gives a general flavour of what went on.

    (e.g. the claim in the second paragraph that Caldera International's name change to the SCO Group was later than March 2005 is crap, and contradicted further down the page where it's said to have been in 2002. It happily tells you that "their next scheduled hearing is January 18, 2011" - I suspect that's been cancelled by now. It defines "SCO" as referring to The Santa Cruz Operations then a couple of paragraphs later starts using it to mean The SCO Group instead. And really too much other nonsense to list. Sometimes I think Wikipedia is written by any random person who feels like scribbling whatever comes into their mind, which of course it is. Still, the article is better than nothing.)

  • Re:SCO anyone? (Score:5, Informative)

    by sconeu ( 64226 ) on Thursday May 09, 2013 @06:26PM (#43680229) Homepage Journal

    Groklaw [] is probably the best site for info on SCO(XQ)

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