Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Bad Week at Black Rock edition

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
site.

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.

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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.

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posted onTuesday, July 20, 2010 1:52:32 PM
byLazamataz

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

Here we go again. Grrrr.

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posted onTuesday, July 20, 2010 1:53:17 PM
byLazamataz
(“We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them.” — Lazamataz, 2005)

.

To: Lazamataz

Damn.

3
posted onTuesday, July 20, 2010 1:53:46 PM
byJim Robinson
(JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)

CopyrightDevil

To: Lazamataz

Might be a good time for people to make a donation.

4
posted onTuesday, July 20, 2010 1:54:00 PM
bydriftdiver
(I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)

Or maybe juststop breaking the goddamned law!

/Jim Carrey

To: Lazamataz

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.

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posted onTuesday, July 20, 2010 1:56:17 PM
byjessduntno
(“Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny…its principles are the founding principles.” – M. Levin)

Damn you, Harry Reid! You and your wheels within wheels! What a clever ploy.

To: Lazamataz

We’ve won before….

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posted onTuesday, July 20, 2010 1:56:20 PM
bySub-Driver
(Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)

Um, no.

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?

To: Lazamataz

We have complied with every copyright request received.

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posted onTuesday, July 20, 2010 2:06:07 PM
byJim Robinson
(JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)

And paid them the money they got awarded. Sulky little bitch, aintcha?

And now –best post of the thread!!

To: Lazamataz

Is Orly Taitz available?

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posted onTuesday, July 20, 2010 2:08:16 PM
byCyber Liberty
(Build a man a fire; he’ll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he’ll be warm the rest of his life)

Hooold tha rimshots!

More on the Freepers’ Very Bad Week after the flying leap.

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2 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Bad Week at Black Rock edition

  1. MapleStreet says:

    As usual, how can you stand it?
    Palin makes a speech for McCain and they turn on Sister Sarah who also minimizes marijuana (as if I couldn’t believe it if she and the first dude had imbibed?).
    But did they actually think they could get away with claiming 1st Amendment to violate copyright? Especially as it is a matter of international treaty as well as patents being a constitutional guarantee?
    Did they defend themselves instead of hiring a lawyer?
    And when they had to pick a philosopher, did they have to pick Nietzsche with his links to the ubermensch and 3rd Reich? Couldn’t they have picked a Locke or Paine instead?

  2. Tommy T says:

    Um – blogwho…I mean, partially cross-posted at the GOS.
    Bounced to the top of the rec list before I mad it to work.
    We bad.
    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/7/26/887729/-Freepers-reaction-to-being-asked-for-*their*-papers-at-NNIll-shoot-you!
    Tommy

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