Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Implied License" Defense in the Righthaven Copyright Lawsuits

Techdirt has an interesting post on an "implied license" defense in the Righthaven Copyright lawsuits.  Briefly, Righthaven is a company that buys the copyrights in news articles from the original news source, and then sues people who repost some or all of the articles online.  (For more information about the Righthaven suits, see this post by the EFF.  The EFF is monitoring these suits closely.)

But what if the original news source impliedly licensed people to repost the story?  In that case, as Techdirt explains, Righthaven might be out of luck.

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