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.
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...