p>Good morning, gentle people!
Well, take comfort in the knowledge that however crappy your week was, it was better than the week the Freeperati had. Suits on, everybody – it’s gonna get nasty.
Just to start the week out right – Sue – weeeee!!!
p>Conservative website among 3 sued over R-J copyrights (Free Republic sued AGAIN)
Las Vegas Sun ^
| Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | 9:12 a.m.
| By Steve Green
Posted onTuesday, July 20, 2010 1:52:30 PM byLazamataz
A conservative news-sharing website with plenty of experience in
dealing with copyright issues has been sued for copyright infringement
after Las Vegas Review-Journal stories allegedly were posted on its
Free Republic LLC, James C. Robinson and John Robinson, who
are associated with the website http://www.freerepublic.com in Fresno, Calif.,
were sued in federal court in Las Vegas on Monday over the postings.
Don’t see how this can happen, with the technology we have in place.
Looks like Messr. Reid is attempting a shutdown of his critics.
Yep – there’s no flight of paranoia too deep for the Freeperati.
Apparently, Harry Reidowns the newspaper. Or at least he controls its legal department with his Jedi mind tricks.
To: Jim Robinson; John Robinson; kristinn
Or maybe juststop breaking the goddamned law!
The Democratic Party of Nevada was sued for copyright
infringement Friday after Las Vegas Review-Journal stories allegedly
were posted on its website without authorization this spring.
Damn you, Harry Reid! You and your wheels within wheels! What a clever ploy.
No you didn’t.
L.A. Times v. Free Republic is a 1998 United States district court copyright law case. Severalnewspaperssued theInternet forumFree Republic for allowing its users to repost the full text ofcopyrighted newspaper articles, asserting that this constituted copyright infringement. Free Republic claimed that they under thedoctrine offair use and theFirst Amendment guarantee offreedom of speech the reposting of articles were notliable. Thefederal courts ruled in favor of the newspapers.
The defendants waived their remaining defenses andstipulated to the entry of final judgment in district court with a stay on execution, preserving their right to appeal to theUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
only on fair use and First Amendment grounds. The stipulation that
defendants agreed to on November 16, 2000, gave plaintiffs a permanent
injunction against posting full-text versions of copyrighted materials,
ordered archived articles be removed, and awarded the plaintiffs $1
million in damages, but noattorney’s fees. Robinson claimed to be judgment-proof, saying “Practically speaking, we were alreadybankrupt long before any of this got started. We just did not have, and still do not have any assets to protect…”
If that is winning, what does losing look like?
And paid them the money they got awarded. Sulky little bitch, aintcha?
And now –best post of the thread!!
Hooold tha rimshots!
More on the Freepers’ Very Bad Week after the flying leap.