It’s not quite over for copyright troll Righthaven (its owner will probably be appearing in court soon for a debtor examination), but as the attorneys at the Electronic Frontier Foundation note, EFF’s latest court victory – in which Stevens Media, financial backer of Righthaven, conceded that “posting a short excerpt of a news article in an online forum is not copyright infringement” – constitutes a decisive victory against the outfit that went after, among hundreds of other blogs, University Diaries.

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  1. Bill Gleason Says:

    I know this is silly…

    But I am a great fan of the movie Popeye with Robin Williams and Shelly Duval.

    Every time I see the name Righthaven, I think of Sweethaven in the movie. Link:

    It’s snowing in Minneapolis. And life is good.

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