Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bloggers and Website Owners Sued For Copying Portions of News Articles, but Plaintiff Righthaven Has Repeatedly Turned Left . . . Into Oncoming Traffic

Claiming to own copyrights assigned to it by various newspapers including the Denver Post and the Las Vegas Review-Journal (“LVRJ”), since March 2010, Righthaven, LLC has filed more than 260 lawsuits against bloggers and others alleging they infringed Righthaven’s copyrights … Continue reading

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Judgment Against Lawyer Who Sued for Copying of His Listserv Posting

The author of a listserv posting sued a fellow listserv member and his sister for copyright infringement and eight other claims after the content of the post was forwarded allegedly by e-mail.  According to the facts of the case, Plaintiff, … Continue reading

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Trial Judge Bores Into Juror for Facebook Posting During Trial, On-line Privacy Also At Issue

During a 2010 Sacramento County trial of five men for gang-related assault, a juror posted to Facebook about the trial.   Among the comments, the juror posted: “Can it get any more BORING than going over piles and piles of (cell … Continue reading

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