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Righthaven Redux — With a Difference

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the fuer-ausgezeichnet-justiz dept.

The Courts 44

First time accepted submitter Capt.Albatross writes "At Boing Boing, Rob Beschizza reports that, in an act of delicious irony, Swiss ISP Ort Cloud [sic] has acquired Righthaven's domain name and has relaunched Righthaven.com as a web hosting service diametrically opposed to the practices of its original owner, a notorious but ultimately unsuccessful copyright troll. The new owners, in partnership with first amendment lawyer Marc Randazza (who was instrumental in the original Righthaven's demise), promise 'infrajuridsictional infrastructure' — uptime that would require international cooperation to bring down. 'Frivolous plaintiffs will find little comfort here' says Ort Cloud's Stefan Thalberg. The domain name became available in a court-ordered auction of Righthaven LLC's assets, to pay its creditors."

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lolol (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38851077)

First post, what a difference retards.

May I be the first to say... (2)

inode_buddha (576844) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851101)

BwahahahHahahaHAAhahaha....

"...uptime that would require international cooperation to bring down. 'Frivolous plaintiffs will find little comfort here' "

c|n>k

Re:May I be the first to say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38851619)

What?? Nooooo.... it's guaranteed!

We're going to use a US domain name, then have servers in The Netherlands, then we're going to be operating out of New Zealand with a Hong Kong company! Hah!

Do it, MPAA/RIAA! Try it again tonight!

Re:May I be the first to say... (1)

Ja'Achan (827610) | more than 2 years ago | (#38856381)

Doesn't that just increase the attack vector?

Re:increase the attack vector (2)

TaoPhoenix (980487) | more than 2 years ago | (#38856907)

Sure. Multinational cooperation, hmm?

"Oh look! Everybody just signed ACTA!" (12 phone calls later) "Yes Boss, they'll be down in 17 hours and that's only because of all the time zones."

gotta love it (1, Interesting)

ganjadude (952775) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851103)

When you get to slap the trolls in the face like that. Its too bad we cant get the MPAA and RIAA domains from them with all their frivolous lawsuits

Re:gotta love it (-1, Troll)

masternerdguy (2468142) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851111)

You wouldn't know what to do with those domains if you had them.

Re:gotta love it (4, Informative)

ganjadude (952775) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851117)

Never said I personally did, Its just nice to see the trolls get what they deserve.

Re:gotta love it (4, Funny)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851171)

Redirect them to the Pirate Bay, of course.

Re:gotta love it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38851287)

That can already be done via DNS servers. Just get them on a technicality and use SOPA against them.

Re:gotta love it (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38851279)

What the fuck kind of comment is this? Are you mentally retarded?

Re:gotta love it (4, Interesting)

hairyfeet (841228) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851605)

I'd know what to do with at least one of them: "Rockers Independent Alliance Association or RIAA, dedicated to being a one stop shop to help independent artists connect with fans and each other and promote the freedom of music while still letting the artist make a living by helping set up tours, the selling of promo items, and generally helping both fans and artists enjoy the wonder that is music" sounds like a good idea to me.

Re:slap (1)

TaoPhoenix (980487) | more than 2 years ago | (#38856933)

Problem is, Righthaven was just a straw man. It only took a figurative slap to bring them down.

I can't believe any of the news anymore, because yesterday's tin foil hat is becoming today's news.

stick your sic, Craptain Arsebastard (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851119)

"Ort" is German for a city of town, so it isn't necessarily a misspelling of the solar system's suburbs.

Calm down bro (2)

Mister Liberty (769145) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851357)

Ort Cloud [sic] obviously is a play on Oort Cloud.
Because Oort was Dutch and Cloud is English it's neither here nor there
whether they speak German in Switzerland.

fundraising idea (4, Funny)

Trepidity (597) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851165)

Perhaps, for a fee, they could send you your very own custom frivolous takedown notice, so you can relive the old days.

Excellent logo - Portuguese man o' war (2)

G3ckoG33k (647276) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851221)

The log at http://righthaven.com/ [righthaven.com] must be a Portuguese man o' war (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Man_o%27_War) which is a carnivore using its venomous tentacles, a man o' war traps and paralyzes its prey.

Brilliant!

Re:Excellent logo - Portuguese man o' war (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38863305)

That is all quite true, but the real reason is that the Portuguese man o'war is a jellyfish. The new Righthaven's mantra is that they provide spineful hosting, inclined to ignore takedown requests. A jellyfish is an animal well known to have no backbone. Notice the red circle with the slash. What their logo really means is, "We are not jellyfish. We do have a backbone."

Worse Than Copyright Trolls... (4, Informative)

Penguinshit (591885) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851245)

A certain publishing house is trying to assert copyright over public domain material [blogspot.com]. (yes it's a link to my blog but typing is very difficult for me so I don't want to repeat myself).

Re:Worse Than Copyright Trolls... (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38851267)

I know, pressing CTRL-C and CTRL-V are very hard. Since I injured my finger, I sometimes have to use two hands to press them. But still, I can copy and paste and not have to send people to my blog.

Re:Worse Than Copyright Trolls... (3, Informative)

rrohbeck (944847) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851581)

You should have clicked OP's .sig before typing that.

Re:Worse Than Copyright Trolls... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38852363)

You may not have known this, but real ACs can't see sigs. Of course, GP may have been logged in, and just checked the AC box, but if he's like me and doesn't have or want an account, your advice is pointless and silly.

Re:Worse Than Copyright Trolls... (1)

FatLittleMonkey (1341387) | more than 2 years ago | (#38859213)

Doesn't that just amplify the troll's point? Ctrl-c, ctrl-v is a hell of a lot less typing than "(yes it's a link to my blog but typing is very difficult for me so I don't want to repeat myself)."

Re:Worse Than Copyright Trolls... (4, Informative)

auLucifer (1371577) | more than 2 years ago | (#38852723)

If you'd have opened his link you'd have see why right on his page: "diagnosed with ALS in 2004 and continued working until 2008 when I could no longer control a mouse"

Truly an insensitive clod.

"The Bug" From MIB Says... (2)

BlueStrat (756137) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851265)

...uptime that would require international cooperation to bring down.

"Your terms are acceptable."

[NO CARRIER]

Strat

This is like taking over the Death Star (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38851275)

It's now called the Life Star, and instead of blowing up planets, it'll cover them with a spray of flowers.

Or something.

I just wanted to use the Star Wars metaphor.

Re:This is like taking over the Death Star (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38851395)

That would just be death by a different name. Think of all the unique biological treasures covering a planet with flowers would destroy. Sure, it might look pretty when it happens, but come back in a year and that planet is going to be dead.

Re:This is like taking over the Death Star (2)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851575)

Just use freshly-dead, seedless flowers. That way they get to celebrate for a week, and all the flowers turn into harmless compost. You'd still have things like algal blooms to deal with, but it shouldn't be a planet-killer.

Re:This is like taking over the Death Star (1)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 2 years ago | (#38852859)

Hmmmm.... I like it.

I imagine that for extra irony you would have Darth Vader's Day Care as an added benefit for employees with children?

Re:This is like taking over the Death Star (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 2 years ago | (#38874757)

It's now called the Life Star, and instead of blowing up planets, it'll cover them with a spray of flowers.

Or something.

I just wanted to use the Star Wars metaphor.

Everyone knows it should be called the Peace Moon [darthsanddroids.net].

waste (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38851285)

Righthaven are the ones laughing - they'll just pop-up under a new name. No one should purchase any of their assets. If that were to happen more, perhaps judges would be inclined to seek compensation from offending parties rather than the corporations.

Re:waste (4, Informative)

folderol (1965326) | more than 2 years ago | (#38851537)

The 'old' Righthaven got nothing from the sale of their domain - it all went to their creditors.

client list? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38851315)

bang bros. kink.com. pro-bono. lol.

Randazaa is no hero, just another smarmy lawyer (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38851519)

He is on the side of the RIAA in the bittorrent lawsuits, and goes on at length on his blog (The Legal Satyricon) about how the fines in the [few] RIAA verdicts are completely justified. He talks about fairness, that is until his income is affected, then he's just like any other lawyer.

infrajuridsictional (1)

Arancaytar (966377) | more than 2 years ago | (#38852017)

Even without the typo, infrajurisdictional literally means "below the jurisdiction". Servers in the planetary core?

Interjurisdictional?

Hey, Stefan, get a clue (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38860299)

Of course the DHS could just seize the domain name were they to disagree with any content served via righthaven.com

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