Righthaven Dealt Big Defeat In Blogger Copyright Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 30, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT) -- A Colorado federal judge Tuesday dealt a devastating blow to copyright-holding company Righthaven LLC, granting summary judgment and awarding attorneys' fees to blogger Leland Wolf in a crucial test of the company’s high-profile infringement campaign against hundreds of defendants.

“The issue presented in this case, whether a party with a bare right to sue has standing to institute an action for infringement under federal copyright law, is one of first impression in the Tenth Circuit,” U.S. District Judge John L. Kane wrote in his decision Tuesday....
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