The latest Righthaven news is that folks in my own state of North Dakota are fighting back against the copyright thugsters. Steve Green of the Las Vegas Sun reports that Righthaven sued Scott Hennen and Rob Port of The Say Anything Blog, based in Minot (rhymes with “Why not?”), North Dakota.
The suit is yet another one claiming copyright infringement for reposting the TSA pat-down photo from the Denver Post. The bloggers, for their part, are claiming fair use of the photo and have filed some kind of counterclaim. I’m not sure what the purpose is in filing these counterclaims. The one set of papers I saw, which was not from Say Anything, counterclaimed for declaratory judgment. Counterclaiming for declaratory judgment is basically turning around and suing the person who sued you in order to get a pronouncement from the court that the person was wrong to sue you in the first place. I just don’t get how that adds anything to winning the original lawsuit. But, at any rate, I I’m glad to see my fellow North Dakotans fighting back.