The court system issued another stunning rebuke of Righthaven and its business model, as an Electronic Frontier Foundation press release reports:
In a decision with likely wide-ranging impact, a judge in Las Vegas today dismissed as a sham an infringement case filed by copyright troll Righthaven LLC. The judge ruled that Righthaven did not have the legal authorization to bring a copyright lawsuit against the political forum Democratic Underground, because it had never owned the copyright in the first place. [emphasis added]
This is a big win for bloggers, and the news gets even worse for Righthaven:
As part of his ruling today, the judge ordered Righthaven to show why it should not be sanctioned for misrepresentations to the court.
More coverage at Techdirt.
I guess we’re starting to get that copyright law clarity I was hoping for…