Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dear Righthaven...

Quit suing small chump. The Vdara Death Ray story has provided you a chance to go after HUGE fish. The list of publications that have ripped off Mike Johnson's sci-fi-esque graphic of the sun hitting the hotel and refracting onto the pool deck grows every day, and most of those offenders have much, much deeper pockets than the hapless schmucks you've been going after.

Here, I'll start a list for ya!

Now, I'm sure Righthaven CEO Steven Gibson's super-secret, proprietary method of finding offenders (translation: Google searches) have carried this process this far, but I'm highly doubting that it'll pick up on reuses of copyrighted artwork. So I'm here to help.

P.S. Congrats, R-J, for proving just how seriously you take copyright theft. Copyrighting is so important that, as your top lawyer Mark Hinueber told a Society of Professional Journalists gathering, it is nearly fundamental to the very foundation of the American way of life. But, on the other hand, someone who steals from you? She ought to be a United States senator! Cognitive dissonance much?

(Hat tip re: Daily Mail to Mark Wike)