Righthaven.com is up for auction

Righthaven went after hundreds of defendants in copyright cases.  Often, the defendants were innocent and engaged in fair use.  In all cases where a court has been asked, they found that Righthaven had no right to bring the suit in the first place.  In all of their cases, Righthaven asked the court to award them not only money, but the defendant’s domain name.  

After losing a case to my client, Wayne Hoehn, Righthaven is at least $63,000 in debt to him.  They refuse to pay.  Now their domain name is up for auction to the highest bidder.  

The auction is here. 

24 Responses to Righthaven.com is up for auction

  1. Eric T. says:

    Congrats Marc. Perhaps someone ought to edit their Wikipedia page to put Righthaven in the past tense.

  2. Clint says:

    It’s funny how overly-harsh copyright enforcement is bad when you’re defending someone, but great when you’re prosecuting someone.

    • Its funny how you’re such a whiny little rat that you don’t see the distinction between Righthaven and your obsession with stolen films.

      Go learn about fair use and copyright assignments and then come back. Defending unjust copyright infringement suits does not mean that I don’t believe that copyright should exist at all. So go cry into your bit torrent towel and try and find a blog where someone gives a fuck about your opinion. I sure as shit don’t.

    • Duderino says:

      Sarcasim is the poor man’s wit.

  3. I hope that whoever ends up winning the auction redirects the domain to http://goat.se

  4. Attila says:

    I want this domain just so I can put up a “Haha, losers” homepage on it…

  5. Scott Jacobs says:

    Marc, I would like to hear your opinion on the RIAA’s efforts to assist RightHaven in it’s legal defense.

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  7. [...] losing a case, Righthaven is so utterly demolished their domain name is up for auction. (HT: Marc Randazza) Published: December 27, 2011 Leave a Comment Name: [...]

  8. Colleen says:

    What if the RIAA buys the domain name in the auction and hands it back to Righthaven (after the complete IP auction that is)? Second to this, what about physical property, like that Bluetooth headset?!

  9. gbnoteversions says:

    Congrats on making the ABA Journal’s annual top 100 law blogs of the 2011 year!

  10. gbnoteversions says:

    This convo looks a little hot for me to jump in, congrats again.

  11. Duderino says:

    Loved the use of the Latin phrase. Maybe a missed opportunity though….what’s Latin for “Now go gettcha fuckin’ shine box!”?

  12. [...] domain auction is to help pay Las Vegas lawyer Marc Randazza for successfully defending Vietnam veteran Wayne Hoen against a Righthaven copyright lawsuit [...]

  13. [...] domain auction was to help pay Las Vegas lawyer Marc Randazza for successfully defending Vietnam veteran Wayne Hoen against a Righthaven copyright lawsuit that [...]

  14. [...] domain auction was to help pay Las Vegas lawyer Marc Randazza for successfully defending Vietnam veteran Wayne Hoen against a Righthaven copyright lawsuit that [...]

  15. [...] who bemusedly blogged in late December that the Righthaven.com domain was up for auction, says he was approached by the company after they acquired the [...]

  16. [...] who bemusedly blogged in late December that the Righthaven.com domain was up for auction, says he was approached by the company after they acquired the [...]

  17. [...] auction and the unscheduled auctioning of Righthaven’s copyrights is to help pay Las Vegas lawyer Marc Randazza for successfully defending Vietnam veteran Wayne Hoehn against a Righthaven copyright lawsuit [...]

  18. [...] and the unscheduled auctioning of Righthaven’s copyrights is to help pay Las Vegas lawyer Marc Randazza for successfully defending Vietnam veteran Wayne Hoehn against a Righthaven copyright lawsuit [...]

  19. [...] auction and the unscheduled auctioning of Righthaven’s copyrights is to help pay Las Vegas lawyer Marc Randazza for successfully defending Vietnam veteran Wayne Hoehn against a Righthaven copyright lawsuit [...]

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