When the tables turn, comedy often ensues. Such is the ironic case of Righthaven.com, the “copyright troll” that attempts to seize cash and domains from bloggers and other publications who repost pictures and stories from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. For a year, Righthaven has filed claims that by printing the material of which they own the copyright, they are entitled to anything from a few thousand dollars up to the domains themselves where the content was posted.
Thanks to GoDaddy, we can laugh a little at them. Apparently, they either failed to supply the proper registration information or supplied false information, so Godaddy has taken the domain over.
Last week, Righthaven had claims dismissed by a federal judge. This latest blow will likely not stand for long, but it helps put GoDaddy in a positive light (which they desperately need after the elephant debacle) and adds humor to the scorn that Righthaven is bringing upon itself.