Monday, December 6, 2010

The Newest Righthaven Clients

Clayton Cramer reports that MediaNews Group is the newest client for the copyright trolls at Righthaven LLC. I guess if the holding company that owns you is in bankruptcy you'll do darn near anything to make money. However, I wonder how their on-line ad revenues will be after this.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Righthaven filed its first suit outside of Nevada. They filed in Charleston, SC for an alleged copyright violation from the Denver Post. This brings to 180 the number of lawsuits that Righthaven has filed claiming copyright infringement.

I had thought that like good little trolls, Righthaven might have stayed under the bridge with the shakeup at the Las Vegas Review-Journal but no such luck. The only think I am sad about in the list of papers below is that I'll have to miss Don Surber's column in the Charleston, WV Daily Mail. I have listed all the MediaNews Group papers below with their links in case you want to add them to your blocked list.

According to the Las Vegas Sun story:
In California, Media News is part of a partnership called the Bay Area News Group that includes Stephens Media. An affiliate of Stephens Media has invested in Righthaven and, until now, all of Righthaven’s lawsuits involved the Stephens Media-owned Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The MediaNews Group papers by state and city.

Alameda Times-Star    California - Alameda

Enterprise-Record    California - Chico

Times-Standard   California - Eureka

Argus   California - Fremont

The Daily Review   California - Hayward

Lake County Record-Bee  California - Lakeport

Press-Telegram   California -  Long Beach

The Monterey County Herald   California - Monterey

Marin Independent Journal  California - Novato

Oakland Tribune   California  - Oakland

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin   California  - Ontario

Oroville Mercury-Register   California  - Oroville

Pasadena Star-News   California - Pasadena

Tri-Valley Herald   California - Pleasanton

Red Bluff Daily News   California - Red Bluff

Redlands Daily Facts   California - Redlands

The Sun  California - San Bernardino

San Jose Mercury NewsCaliforniaSan Jose

San Mateo County TimesCaliforniaSan Mateo

Santa Cruz Sentinel  California - Santa Cruz

Daily Breeze   California - Torrance

The Ukiah Daily Journal   California - Ukiah

The Reporter   California - Vacaville

Times-Herald   California - Vallejo

Contra Costa Times   California - Walnut Creek

San Gabriel Valley Tribune   California - West Covina

Whittier Daily News   California - Whittier

Daily Democrat   California - Woodland

Daily News   California - Woodland Hills

Daily Camera   Colorado - Boulder

The Denver Post   Colorado - Denver

Fort Morgan Times   Colorado - Fort Morgan

Journal-Advocate   Colorado - Sterling

Sentinel & Enterprise   Massachusetts - Fitchburg

The Sun   Massachusetts - Lowell

North Adams Transcript   Massachusetts - North Adams

The Berkshire Eagle   Massachusetts - Pittsfield

The Detroit News   Michigan - Detroit

St. Paul Pioneer Press   Minnesota - St. Paul

Alamogordo Daily News   New Mexico - Alamogordo

Carlsbad Current-Argus   New Mexico - Carlsbad

The Deming Headlight   New Mexico - Deming

The Daily Times   New Mexico - Farmington

Las Cruces Sun-News   New Mexico - Las Cruces

Public Opinion   Pennsylvania - Chambersburg

The Evening Sun   Pennsylvania - Hanover

Lebanon Daily News   Pennsylvania - Lebanon

The York Dispatch   Pennsylvania - York

York Daily Record - York Sunday News   Pennsylvania - York

El Paso Times   Texas - El Paso

The Salt Lake Tribune   Utah - Salt Lake City

Bennington Banner   Vermont - Bennington

Brattleboro Reformer   Vermont - Brattleboro

Charleston Daily Mail   West Virginia - Charleston

H/T Sebastian and Clayton Cramer

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