Tuesday, May 03, 2011

They're just making sure people's wallets aren't stolen, right?

The New York Times has a story today on Righthaven, whose business model is suing bloggers and others who use material from newspapers without permission.  They've filed more than 200 copyright lawsuits over the last year:  "Typically, the suits have been filed without warning. Righthaven rarely sends out notices telling Web sites to take down material that does not belong to them before seeking damages and demanding forfeiture of the Web domain name."