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Author Topic: Newspaper Biz Admits to Copyright Trolling for Revenues as Business Model  (Read 3516 times)

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You guys will love this article. Righthaven CEO Steve Gibson outright admits that he is looking for infringers Not to enforce copyrights and prevent future occurrences. He is in it for the money! In fact it is part of his business model to monetize the newspaper business! Can you believe that? He wants to make a business of suing people who read and popularize newspaper articles. He wants to expand his program nationwide!

I guess we can add some of the newspaper industry into the same pot as the stock photo industry now.

He doesn't really care if you keep infringing as long as you are willing to pay. Enjoy.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/07/copyright-trolling-for-dollars/

Steve Gibson is an example of why many people hate lawyers.
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