Attorney Uses Copyright to Attack Unflattering Web Post

, The National Law Journal


Federal law grants website operators immunity from defamation claims for third-party posts, so Boston lawyer Richard Goren used copyright law to go after a site’s parent company over a negative posting.

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  • Jeff Reynolds

    Ed Magedson may be right ... or may be wrong... I can't make a determination since I have not investigated the case. But, one thing is certain... and that is, The Ripoff Report can't defend or lay claim to the matter that is underlying the copyright since it is merely a third party website operator.

  • joanne denison

    Don't try this at home, folks. Read the fine print. The guy got a transfer of copyright due to a "default judgment." It will be interesting to see where the federal district court goes with the "default judgment of copyright transfer", but don't depend on a defendant that won't fight back, turn it into a real case and you won't get your "default judgment". you might get sanctions.
    further, the defendant might not have fended off this lawsuit knowing a default transfer might not be given effect in federal court.
    an interesting case.

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