So for the first time in 3 months I check me Email. I see the usual spam, the shit I've signed up for. I see the july newsletter for this site.
I am just reading it like I usually do and the owner, who is just an average joe just trying to have fun with his own website, is saying how he is going to lay low and stuff. And that's normal, bandwidth is expensive for the normal person.
But now I get to the area where he says he is being sued. You know why?
A news article was posted on the site without permission, violating copyright laws. Rather than asking the owner to delete the article, they fucking sue him for a shitload of money.
Here is a news article which references other people who have been sued.
I hope I don't get sued for posting this!!!
Also, quoted from ACDCbootlegs
The company this is doing all this shit is Righthaven LLC.
news article posted above posted:
If you have a few extra bucks donote to his fund for the lawsuit here on this page http://acdc-bootlegs.com/lawsuit/
The reason I'm posting this is because it pisses me off, and I'm sure it pisses a bit of FP off, that corporations are shitting on the little guys still.
I'll keep you guys updated on whether they actually win any lawsuits against the small time websites if anyone actually cares.