Righthaven LLC -- a bottom feeding legal outfit -- has teamed up with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Denver Post to sue mom and pop websites, advocacy and public interest groups and forum board operators for copyright infringement. The strategy of Righthaven is to sue thousands of these website owners, who are primarily unfunded and will be forced to settle out of court.
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Righthavenvictims.com in the news:

March 13, 2015
At Chapman forum, 'Righthaven' copyright outfit still controversial five years later
Steve Green, Orange County Register | It was five years ago -- March 13, 2010 -- that Righthaven LLC launched its assembly line-like copyright lawsuit campaign over newspaper content. Righthaven is long gone, but the controversies it stirred up linger today. Righthaven was a Las Vegas company created to sue over material copied without authorization...

December 27, 2011
Bid on Righthaven.com & own a piece of failed copyright troll history
Justin Massoud, My Consumer Electronics | The blog RighthavenVictims, which chronicles the group’s aggressive legal tactics, was hesitant to put on a party hat and break out the streamers. "Righthaven LLC tends to mimic the ancient Phoenix rising from the ashes,” site creator Colleen Lynn told MyCE in an email. “It’s unclear what will result from the current..."

December 22, 2011
Dismantling of Righthaven appears under way with loss of website
Steve Green, VEGAS INC | The court-authorized dismantling of Las Vegas copyright company Righthaven LLC appeared to be under way Thursday, with the company losing control of its website to a receiver. As noted by the Righthaven Victims website critical of Righthaven, the righthaven.com website on Thursday was no longer operational and that domain name...

June 29, 2011
Another judge threatens to dismiss Righthaven copyright suits
Steve Green, VEGAS INC | In another Righthaven development, the anti-Righthaven group Righthaven Victims suggested that Review-Journal columnist and former Publisher Sherman Frederick, in a recent blog post about Righthaven, “may very well have his hands in the cookie jar” after posting without authorization several paragraphs from three blog posts by an attorney...

June 28, 2011
Righthaven Cheerleader Wanted by Irony Police
Kurt Opsahi, EFF | If you don't agree that these excerpts are fair use, however, you'd be interested to know that Anderson decided to put the copyright rights for each of the three articles up for sale. Unlike Stephens Media's deal with Righthaven, GametimeIP is offering a total assignment, including the right to sue for past infringement. Hat tip to the Righthaven Victims blog....

June 20, 2011
Righthaven ‘Chilling Effect’ Prompts Nonprofit to Adjust
Steve Green, VEGAS INC | Sanders’ story is similar to that of Colleen Lynn, who regularly posted stories about vicious dog attacks on her nonprofit website but then had to worry about a Righthaven lawsuit. Lynn was so upset about Righthaven she started the Righthaven Victims website, which provides news, commentary and resources for Righthaven defendants...

March 16, 2011
Righthaven vs. Michael Nystrom / Daily Paul DISMISSED by Federal Judge
Michael Nystrom, DailyPaul.com | My heartfelt thanks to Steve Green of the Las Vegas Sun, Marc Randazza, Dan Booth, and Colleen Lynn, the owner of RighthavenVictims.blogspot.com, which is an excellent resource for victims, as well as those who wish not to become victims! If you own a blog, I urge you to check out the section: How to Avoid a Lawsuit...

December 13, 2010
Post aligned with 'bottom feeder?'
Peter Marcus, Denver Daily News | But Colleen Lynn, founder of righthavenvictims.blogspot.com, says Righthaven is approaching the issue from the wrong angle. Lynn started the anti-Righthaven blog after becoming concerned that content she posted on her Web site, DogsBite.org, might result in her being sued. The Web site analyzes dog bites...

September 21, 2010
Observers note uncertainty over future of Righthaven/R-J copyright suits
Steve Green, The Las Vegas Sun | But she took issue with the Review-Journal calling individuals and groups like she's involved with content thieves. "This whole idea of calling groups like ours criminals and thieves is un-American," she said. A big reason for archiving the information, Lynn said, was that newspaper links sometimes disappear...

September 21, 2010
Righthaven Revisited
KNPR.org Nevada Public Radio | Texas resident Colleen Lynn, founder of Lynn Media Group and her cause-related website DogsBite.org, joins the discussion concerning Righthaven LLC, who has sued over 130 bloggers and web operators for copyright infringement. Other guests include: Eric Goldman, Peter Mennell and Steve Friess.

September 9, 2010
Texas Woman Emerges as Vocal Critic of Copyright Lawsuit Firm
Steve Green, The Las Vegas Sun | Lynn noted that Rightaven in some cases has sued Review-Journal sources and said: “DogsBite.org fears the day when a news agency sues us for copyright infringement after that same group quoted data from one of our freely-available dog bite fatality statistics." Lynn isn’t alone among nonprofits in arguing...