Posts tagged ‘Schadenfreude’

July 7, 2011

What in the World Happened at Righthaven LLC?

Righthaven burst onto the scene a couple years ago with a hot new business model–partner with a content provider (copyrights holder) and sue everybody who uses that content without permission for copyright infringement. Derided as a lawsuit factory, Righthaven has been hit with a string of losses that have not only threatened the whole operation but have placed the lawyers themselves of jeopardy for fraud upon the court.

Most of us have a nemesis, someone who makes our life difficult, who we can’t help but wish bad things for. Usually, it is an unrequited wish. Revenge is not sought or achieved, justice is not done, life goes on without satisfaction. In fact, it’s quite rare that someone’s fondest wish for their worst enemy comes true, it’s an event normally reserved for Hollywood screen writers. But Righthaven LLC, the bane of bloggers and fair use advocates everywhere, is in the process of giving their enemies just such a present as they melt down in spectacular and very public fashion.

How did this happen?

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