Wired.com published an article about the business strategies of Las Vegas based law firm Righthaven LLC. Righthaven’s strategy to “save” the media world is simple:
- buy copyrights of newspaper articles
- instead of sending takedown notices under the DMCA,
- they rather sue blogs and website, who repost articles without consent of the owner
Righthaven’s first client is the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Between March and July 2010 Righthaven has filed at least 80 lawsuits against bloggers and website owners.
And this is just the beginning, according to Wired.com:
[Steve] Gibson says, he’s just getting started, Righthaven has other media clients that he won’t name undtil the lawsuits start rolling out (..).
» Wired.com: Newspaper Chain’s New Business Plan: Copyright Suits
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» Spiegel.de: Abmahnungen gegen Blogs – Notwehr als Geschäftsmodell (german only)