Righthaven LLC – Porn Purveyor?

Much has been written about copyright trolls Righthaven LLC and their campaign of no-notice campaign lawsuits over the past year. Just when I thought nothing they did could surprise me, I found I was mistaken.

Steve Green of the Las Vegas Sun has been providing some of the best coverage on Steve Gibson, Righthaven LLC, and their legal antics since the beginning. His Sunday, February 27th article on the counter-attack by a South Carolina defendent, Dana Eiser, had this buried in it.

Righthaven is the copyright enforcement partner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Denver Post. Since March 2010, it has filed at least 239 lawsuits against website operators and message-board posters in the United States, Canada and Europe charging material from those newspapers was posted online without authorization. Righthaven has also obtained copyrights to two porn movies, but as of late last week hadn’t sued anyone over those films.

Obtaining copyrights to porn movies? Given that attorney Steve Gibson and his firm Righthaven LLC have been engaging in a form of legal pornography, I guess it is only fitting. There is no word on which movies they hold the copyright or in which porn genre.

This leads me to wonder if we will be seeing lawsuits against couples for a copyright violation because they emulated some sexual position that saw in a porn flick for which he holds the copyright.


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