Skip to comments.Drudge Report owner sued by Righthaven
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.
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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.
Ruh Roh. Hope Matt’s got a good one on retainer.
Drudge can afford to keep them in court for a while.
Drudge hopefully will drive a spike though the forehead of this zombie bastards.
Scammin’ the legal system.
Must be Dems.
Drudge new Banner Bar.
“Denver Post - Cancel your subscription to the Denver Post if you support Drudge”
So I’m guessing the Denver Post is added to the Copyright List?
BOYCOTT F’IN NEVADA ! ! ! ! !
Go get um Matt
Shouldn’t they be thanking him for directing traffic to their website?
These leeches and extortionists just want drudgereport.com turned over to them. THAT is where the money is.
Boycott f’in stupid posts!!
Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC.
Must be a network for hungry lawyers.Business must be slow in the lets sue someone game.
I wish somebody would take these boys to the wood shed.
Right, because it’s Nevada’s fault they host a reptilian bottom-dwelling scum-sucking lawyer. :-P
- Former Righthaven victim
I’m sure the Denver Post’s advertisers will not be pleased about this attention.
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