Prof. William T. McGrath Examines Trolls Lurking under Intellectual Property Bridges

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Dec. 21 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

"Trademark Trolls": A complete understanding of that term requires reference to "patent trolls" and "copyrights trolls" … More recently the troll terminology has been used in copyright cases. An example is seen in the practices of Righthaven purportedly obtained from several newspapers the right to enforce their copyrights. It then filed a spate of lawsuits against bloggers and others who used photos or posted copies of news articles online. Righthaven filed or threatened to file hundreds of suits, demanding a relatively modest settlement for each.

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