I have received a lot of emails asking if Righthaven's actions are politically motivated--and pointing out that Steve Gibson, Righthaven's CEO, worked in the same law firm as Michelle Obama, and that the Stephens Group, which owns the Review-Journal, has a lot of connections to the Clintons.
No, I really don't think so. The publisher of the Review-Journal is a pretty fierce libertarian. The targets of these absurd suits cross the entire political spectrum and include completely apolitical nonprofits. This is all about uncontrollable greed.