Trade Groups Want To Join Righthaven Case In 9th Circ.

By Erin Coe (December 6, 2011, 9:55 PM EST) -- Trade groups representing book publishers and music companies asked the Ninth Circuit on Monday to let them chime in on Righthaven LLC's appeal of the dismissal of its copyright infringement case against a blogger for posting a Las Vegas Review-Journal article without permission.

The Association of American Publishers and the Recording Industry Association of America, which sought leave to file a brief of amici curiae in support of neither side, said if the Ninth Circuit affirms a Nevada district court's finding that Righthaven lacked standing to bring the case, it should vacate the ruling that blogger Wayne Hoehn's posting of an...

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