Righthaven's Copyright Suits Draw Criticism

Over the last year, as newspapers continue to grapple with how to protect their online content, Righthaven has filed more than 200 federal lawsuits in Colorado and Nevada over material posted without permission from The Denver Post or The Las Vegas Review-Journal. Some critics, however, contend that Righthaven’s tactics are draconian, and that the company hopes to extract swift settlements before it is clear that there is a violation of federal copyright law.