• Posts Tagged ‘Righthaven’

    A Proper Copyright Assignment

    by  • November 2, 2015 • copyright • 1 Comment

    I have called Righthaven the gift that keeps on giving. In Righthaven, the plaintiff tried to obscure the fact that there wasn’t a true copyright assignment by putting the relevant terms in different agreements. Righthaven, a copyright troll, eventually got whacked for it by the 9th Circuit. Now, when defendants see any kind of...

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    How to Do a Copyright Assignment So You Can Sue

    by  • October 8, 2013 • copyright • 1 Comment

    I’ve written before about a bunch of copyright infringement lawsuits brought by numerous photo agencies claiming that book publishers exceeded the scope of licenses granted, either by publishing in unlicensed territories or printing more copies than permitted by the license. The photo agency business model presents litigation challenges, though: only the legal or beneficial...

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    It’s Hard to Be a Copyright Troll

    by  • July 29, 2013 • copyright • 0 Comments

    I previously reported on a pending case, Contra Piracy v. Does 1-2919, where the court very quickly raised the issue of standing – sua sponte, because it’s still a John Doe case. The savvy court suspected something was up and put the plaintiff to its proof. Owning the bare right to sue isn’t enough...

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    Righthaven’s Failed Assignment Agreement

    by  • June 15, 2011 • copyright

    I haven’t been blogging about the Righthaven case because there are many other bloggers doing a great job. You know, Righthaven, who is going around finding bloggers reproducing articles from the Denver Post and the Las Vegas Review-Journal and suing them for copyright infringement.  But I thought that I’d show you how miserably Righthaven...

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