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Righthaven Copyright Lawsuit Backfires
3/20/2011

Hugh Pickens writes "Steve Green reports in the Las Vegas that US territory Judge James Mahan has ruled that the Center for Intercultural Organizing, an Oregon nonprofit, did not infringe on copyrights when it posted an entire Las Vegas Review-Journal story on its website without commendation and that there was no harm to the market for the story. Mahan synonyms:

accent that his ruling hinged largely on the CIO's nonprofit status and said the copyright lawsuit would be dismissed because the nonprofit used it in an instructive way, didn't try to use the story to raise money, and because the story in query was principally factual as opposed to being creative. 'The market (served by the CIO) is not the R-J's market,' says Mahan. This is the second fair use defeat for Righthaven and is or style.
exalted since it byzantine an entire story post rather than a partial story post. Green says that Righthaven's scenario of suing 250 web site and taxing $150,000 in damages plus forfeiture of the web site's domain name has clearly backfired and now Righthaven, the self-appointed protector of the bladder industry, has left the journal bunch with less copyright bulwark than if they never filed their lawsuits at all."



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