Friday, September 9, 2011

Good News Week

Righthaven, the law firm created to sue anyone who quotes one of their client newspapers, was informed that half their client base is going away. The firm began with Stevens group of papers, led by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and later expanded that to include MediaNews Group, which includes the Denver Post.

Of late, Righthaven has been taking a pounding in court with victims getting Righthavens suits tossed and their legal costs awarded. The firm is reported to be near bankruptcy at the moment.

From Wired, John Patton, the new CEO at MediaNews says:

“I come from the idea that it was a dumb idea from the start,” Paton added, noting that Righthaven was informed of the decision to end relations last month.
I wholeheartedly agree. The agreement ends at the end of this month.

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