Righthaven LLC v. Jama

STATUS: Summary judgment granted for defendant on April 22, 2011

D. Nev.: Righthaven Suffers Blow in Copyright Crusade

Courthouse News Service
A federal judge blasted Righthaven's copyright-collection business model in a ruling that says an Oregon nonprofit was justified through fair use to post an article by the Las Vegas Review Journal. "[Righthaven's] litigation strategy has a chilling effect on potential fair uses of Righthaven-owned articles, diminishes public access to the facts contained therein, and does nothing to advance the Copyright Act's purpose of promoting artistic creation," U.S. District Judge James Mahan ruled Friday.

--Decision: Righthaven LLC v. Jama

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