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Lawyers Suing Bloggers - SAVE RANTBURG!

I've read Rantburg for seven or eight years.  Fred Pruitt (also a vet) at Rantburg posts up a message that a business called Righthaven has been hired or bought the rights to sue for several media outlets.  One is the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Righthaven is suing bloggers for use of the content of those media outlets.

You can go here to a post about the lawsuit at Rantburg and support them with a donation for their defense fund.  Since most bloggers publish their content without any or much revenue, it is easy to see how a company like Righthaven can put bloggers out of business - it's easier to shut down than go to court or to settle out of court.

Here's a Wired piece about the model citizens at Righthaven:

Steve Gibson has a plan to save the media world’s financial crisis — and it’s not the iPad.

Borrowing a page from patent trolls, the CEO of fledgling Las Vegas-based Righthaven has begun buying out the copyrights to newspaper content for the sole purpose of suing blogs and websites that re-post those articles without permission. And he says he’s making money...

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That guy is a Jackwagon.

Last, you can use a Firefox plugin to ensure that you never read any Righthaven.  Instapundit sends us to this post at Clayton Cramer's Blog that describes how you can block any Stephen's Media/Righthaven protected media outlets.  Ask your IT Department at work to block them too.