Righthaven Loses Again, Has To Pay More Attorneys Fees... And Has Lawyer Scolded By The Court

from the schadenfreude dept

The hits just keep on coming for Righthaven. Having already lost in Colorado, in its case against Leland Wolf (though, likely in all of its cases, since the same judge is handling them all), Righthaven has been told that it needs to pay Wolf's legal fees as well, to the tune of $32,147.50 along with additional costs of $1,000.85. Plus, Wolf and his lawyers have been told they can add on some more legal fees for the costs of the hearing in question. But, really, the best part of the minutes from the 13 minute hearing are that immediately after Righthaven's lawyer, Shawn Mangano, makes his argument, the minutes note:
The Court admonishes Mr. Mangano regarding his lack of civility.
Perhaps he's too busy trying to protect Righthaven assets from the US Marshals service to be civil these days.
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Filed Under: attorneys fees, colorado, copyright troll, shawn mangano
Companies: righthaven


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  1. identicon
    Androgynous Cowherd, 11 Nov 2011 @ 10:25am

    Farcical

    I really have to hand it to the copyfighters this time. Righthaven is a stroke of genius. I could not conceivably have thought of a better move myself; it's that brilliant.

    First, this über-aggressive straw copyright-Doberman does more than anything else to help bring the whole notion of copyright into disrepute.

    And then it causes all kinds of favorable rulings to become precedent via its litigation, such as the one that says a judge can find that something is obvious fair use and throw a lawsuit out before it gets really expensive for the defendants.

    By bringing ridiculous cases and being as unsympathetic a plaintiff as possible, the clever folks behind the farce that is Righthaven ensured a wealth of useful pro-everyman anti-big-entertainment-business rulings to do at least a little bit to level the playing field.

    And the best part is, the real pro-copyright forces are stuck on the horns of a dilemma: either back Righthaven and suffer more disrepute themselves, or actually do some work for the forces of good by opposing it, or at least distancing themselves from it!

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