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Author Topic: i dont get it  (Read 4003 times)

Lettered

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i dont get it
« on: April 20, 2011, 11:42:09 AM »
What could they legitimately threaten you with?  What could they possibly recover from a 2 paragraph quote from a 30+ paragraph newspaper article.  Even if they got past a fair use defense, I seriously doubt newspapers are pre-registered with the copyright office, which would bar recovery of attorney fees and statutory damages.  What does that leave them with?  A few cents for every hit on some obscur blog?  Would that even amount to hundreds of dollars in many cases?

Those questions aren't rhetorical ... I really am curious as to what they could recover from an obscure blogger who quoted 2 paragraphs from a newspaper.

I'd personally like to see a list of all Righthaven media partners so that I can make sure I never spend a nickle on their publiciations.

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Re: i dont get it
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 12:02:25 PM »
Lettered,

It is really overwhelming trying to read all the articles written even though this only started in 2010.

Two websites have a LOT of good info.

righthavelawsuits.com
righthavenvictims.blogspot.com

Online, I almost feel like we are being surrounded by copyright trolls look for all of us to make one mistake to take you to the cleaners.

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Re: i dont get it
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011, 11:59:06 AM »
it really looks like its gotten so ridiculous that its reached a tipping point where people are starting to fight back ... I hope that translates into legislation that makes sense for todays world.

 

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