Las Vegas Sun

February 1, 2015

Currently: 63° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Sixth copyright suit filed over R-J stories on websites

A sixth website operator has been sued over allegations that copyrighted Las Vegas Review-Journal stories were posted and reproduced without authorization.

Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas, which has been acquiring copyrights to R-J stories and suing alleged violators of those copyrights, last week filed suit in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas against Mark Chavez, whom Righthaven says runs the website, which covers University of New Mexico sports.

The suit claims Chavez violated Righthaven's copyright rights by posting on the website several Review-Journal sports stories.

"Mr. Chavez reproduced the work (copyrighted stories), in derogation of Righthaven's exclusive rights," the lawsuit charged.

A request for comment on the allegations was placed with Chavez last week.

Righthaven earlier this spring sued five organizations and businesses claiming they violated its copyrights by posting Review-Journal stories.

Those suits were filed against Inc. of Ontario, Canada; Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Inc.; Henderson real estate agent Matt Farnham; New Jersey firm MoneyReign Inc. and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in Washington, D.C.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: comments so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy. Additionally, we now display comments from trusted commenters by default. Those wishing to become a trusted commenter need to verify their identity or sign in with Facebook Connect to tie their Facebook account to their Las Vegas Sun account. For more on this change, read our story about how it works and why we did it.

Only trusted comments are displayed on this page. Untrusted comments have expired from this story.

No trusted comments have been posted.