Bad troll, no biscuit

The Righthaven copyright trolls haven’t the standing to sue:

A federal judge in Las Vegas today issued a potentially devastating ruling against copyright enforcer Righthaven LLC, finding it doesn’t have standing to sue over Las Vegas Review-Journal stories, that it has misled the court and threatening to impose sanctions against Righthaven.

This outcome seemed likely once it was revealed that Righthaven didn’t even have the rights to the stories ¬†they were suing over. Meanwhile, the judge allowed the countersuit by Righthaven’s intended victim (Democratic Underground) to go forward.

This may well (and hopefully will) be the end for Righthaven. Meanwhile, although Righthaven is losing this case on a technical point, other Righthaven suits have failed on more substantiative grounds. That will hopefully deter other trolls from trying the same thing.

(Via Instapundit.) (Previous post.)

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