Appeals Court Affirms Ruling Against 'Copyright Troll'

The federal appeals court in Pasadena affirmed the Las Vegas District Court's dismissal of two copyright infringement lawsuits that Righthaven filed under an agreement with Stephens Media, owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The ruling could doom hundreds more actions filed in recent years by Righthaven, a company founded by attorney Steven Gibson in 2010 that has become a favorite enemy of fair-use advocates.