New Business Plan to "Save" Media by Suing Bloggers and Website Owners
What started out as some local Las Vegas News concerning a company buying the copyrights to Las Vegas Review Journal articles and then going after and filing lawsuits against bloggers and website operators appears to be going national pretty soon. If you have not been aware of a new company called Righthaven LLC, you might want to make yourself familiar with them.
You can follow all of the articles on the suits filed including the one where a Las Vegas Real Estate agent AND their Managing Broker has had a lawsuit filed on them for copying Las Vegas Review Journal Real Estate Articles.
What seemed as kind of a bizarre business plan by the Las Vegas Review Journal at first is now being highlighted in a new article where the CEO of Righthaven, LLC is interviewed for this new business "out to save the media" that you can read here:
From the Article in Wired.com:
By David Kravets | July 22nd, 2010 | 3:29 P.M.
"Steve Gibson has a plan to save the media world’s financial crisis — and it’s not the iPad.
Borrowing a page from patent trolls, the CEO of fledgling Las Vegas-based Righthaven has begun buying out the copyrights to newspaper content for the sole purpose of suing blogs and websites that re-post those articles without permission. And he says he’s making money."