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Drudge Report owner sued by Righthaven
lasvegassun.com ^ | Dec 9, 2010 | By Steve Green

Posted on 12/09/2010 10:48:17 AM PST by Jim Robinson

Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC on Wednesday filed its second copyright infringement lawsuit over Denver Post material, this time suing a big target: Drudge Report operator Matt Drudge.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for Nevada, charges a Nov. 18 Denver Post "illustration" called "Transportation Security Administration agents perform enhanced pat-downs" was posted without authorization the same day on the Drudge Report website as well as the drudgereportarchives.com site.

A court exhibit, however, indicates the illustration is actually a Denver Post photograph of a TSA officer patting down a passenger at Denver International Airport. Righthaven usually sues over unauthorized online postings of news stories, columns and editorials. Lately it has sued over alleged infringements involving graphics and, now, a photograph.

"Mr. Drudge has willfully engaged in the copyright infringement of the work," Wednesday's lawsuit charges.

A message for comment was left with Drudge, who was sued personally, as well as codefendant drudgereportarchives.com.

Righthaven since March has now filed at least 181 copyright infringement lawsuits against website operators and bloggers. It usually sues over Las Vegas Review-Journal material. An affiliate of Stephens Media LLC, owner of the Review-Journal, is an investor in Righthaven. Last week, Righthaven started suing over Denver Post material.

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: copyright; copyrighttroll; denverpost; drudge; lawsuit; righthaven
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1 posted on 12/09/2010 10:48:25 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Righthaven just stepped up into the legal big leagues. Let’s see if they can play at that level - Drudge can affort to hit back just as hard, if not harder.


2 posted on 12/09/2010 10:49:40 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Jim Robinson

Ruh Roh. Hope Matt’s got a good one on retainer.


3 posted on 12/09/2010 10:50:05 AM PST by kimmie7 (I do not think BO is the antichrist, but he may very well be 665.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Drudge can afford to keep them in court for a while.


4 posted on 12/09/2010 10:50:15 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Drudge hopefully will drive a spike though the forehead of this zombie bastards.


5 posted on 12/09/2010 10:52:57 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

Scammin’ the legal system.

Must be Dems.


6 posted on 12/09/2010 10:52:57 AM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Drudge new Banner Bar.

“Denver Post - Cancel your subscription to the Denver Post if you support Drudge”


7 posted on 12/09/2010 10:53:31 AM PST by dila813
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To: Jim Robinson

So I’m guessing the Denver Post is added to the Copyright List?


8 posted on 12/09/2010 10:53:39 AM PST by shibumi (Trailerpark Viking Overlord Pablo (with His Dark Yet Whimsical Band of Cut Throats))
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

BOYCOTT F’IN NEVADA ! ! ! ! !


9 posted on 12/09/2010 10:54:37 AM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Go get um Matt


10 posted on 12/09/2010 10:54:37 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: Jim Robinson
The Attorneys Full-Employment Act is proceeding apace.
11 posted on 12/09/2010 10:54:40 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Shouldn’t they be thanking him for directing traffic to their website?


12 posted on 12/09/2010 10:57:21 AM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' is much worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: Jim Robinson

These leeches and extortionists just want drudgereport.com turned over to them. THAT is where the money is.


13 posted on 12/09/2010 10:57:32 AM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Jim Robinson
Oh good grief, what's next for these snakes, suing grandma for talking about a copyrighted article in her sewing circle?
14 posted on 12/09/2010 10:57:50 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Jim Robinson
I see a precedent coming here.

C’mon Matt!!

15 posted on 12/09/2010 10:57:59 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Huebolt

Boycott f’in stupid posts!!


16 posted on 12/09/2010 10:58:53 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC.
Must be a network for hungry lawyers.Business must be slow in the lets sue someone game.


17 posted on 12/09/2010 11:01:19 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Jim Robinson

I wish somebody would take these boys to the wood shed.


18 posted on 12/09/2010 11:03:28 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Huebolt

Right, because it’s Nevada’s fault they host a reptilian bottom-dwelling scum-sucking lawyer. :-P

- Former Righthaven victim


19 posted on 12/09/2010 11:03:55 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Bookmark this site, you'll like it: TheArmedCitizen.com)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I’m sure the Denver Post’s advertisers will not be pleased about this attention.


20 posted on 12/09/2010 11:04:31 AM PST by jimbo123
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