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Righthaven Fined $5K For Lying To Court
« on: July 18, 2011, 09:49:52 PM »
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U.S. District Judge Roger Hunt of Nevada last month ordered Righthaven explain why Hunt should not sanction it for trying to “manufacture standing.” (.pdf) Standing is a legal concept that has enabled Righthaven to bring about 200-plus lawsuits over copyrighted articles and photos owned by news agency Stephens Media.
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Re: Righthaven Fined $5K For Lying To Court
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 09:55:39 PM »
Five thousand??!  That's all??!  For all the grief they've caused?!

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Re: Righthaven Fined $5K For Lying To Court
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 10:05:19 PM »
Five thousand??!  That's all??!  For all the grief they've caused?!



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Re: Righthaven Fined $5K For Lying To Court
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2011, 10:08:11 PM »
No doubt. $5K is just a cost of doing business. Might as well have given them a pat on the ass, a wink, and a "you know what to do".
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Re: Righthaven Fined $5K For Lying To Court
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2011, 03:48:18 AM »
I am sure that the judge sanctioned them an amount that was reasonable for the situation.

That isn't the important thing. The important thing is that Righthaven has been judged to have no standing. That means that they cannot bring these cases before a court.

The important thing is that this amounts to a death sentence for Righthaven's business model.

It may also mean that they can be successfully countersued for previous actions. Don't know...I'm not a legal beagle.

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Re: Righthaven Fined $5K For Lying To Court
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2011, 07:12:59 AM »
I am sure that the judge sanctioned them an amount that was reasonable for the situation.

That isn't the important thing. The important thing is that Righthaven has been judged to have no standing. That means that they cannot bring these cases before a court.

The important thing is that this amounts to a death sentence for Righthaven's business model.

It may also mean that they can be successfully countersued for previous actions. Don't know...I'm not a legal beagle.



I hope you're right Trap. I'm no lawyer, but I know that if there's one thing consistent with lawyers, it is their proclivity for finding wiggle-room. This ruling could mean that they were found to have attempted to manufacture standing in one particular case, and may not necessarily ruin their model for all cases unless they try to manufacture standing in the same way in the eyes of every judge they face. Idunno, as I said, I'm no lawyer. But those POS's need to be hammered big time.
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Re: Righthaven Fined $5K For Lying To Court
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2011, 07:40:17 AM »
I echo these same fears, the hammer did not come down hard enough, there will be more bullying and until the hammer falls hard it will be SSDD.
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