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Righthaven Loss: Judge Rules Reposting Entire Article Is Fair Use

 
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Righthaven Loss: Judge Rules Reposting Entire Article Is Fair Use
Righthaven Loss: Judge Rules Reposting Entire Article Is Fair Use

By David Kravets
June 20, 2011
4:54 pm

WIRED.COM

A federal judge ruled Monday that publishing an entire article without the rights holder’s authorization was a fair use of the work, in yet another blow to newspaper copyright troll Righthaven.

It’s not often that republishing an entire work without permission is deemed fair use. Fair use is an infringement defense when the defendant reproduced a copyrighted work for purposes such as criticism, commentary, teaching and research. The defense is analyzed on a case-by-case basis.


Monday’s ruling dismissed a lawsuit brought by Righthaven, a Las Vegas-based copyright litigation factory jointly owned with newspaper publisher Stephens Media. The venture’s litigation tactics and ethics are being questioned by several judges and attorneys, a factor that also weighed in on U.S. District Judge Philip Pro’s decision Monday.


Righthaven has sued more than 200 websites, bloggers and commenters for copyright infringement. More than 100 have settled out of court.

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Re: Righthaven Loss: Judge Rules Reposting Entire Article Is Fair Use
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Wronghaven WRONG AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Wronghaven WRONG AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1421992


There is a bigger side story from what this does with regards to just Righthaven:

Precedent.

It's going to be a bitch for papers or wire services to sue now and that was always the risk of the Righthaven strategy. Federal judges are big time on precedent and that means it will be hard to over turn this....

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