This is a very confusing situation. It turned out that Righthaven did not actually own the copyrights that were the basis of the lawsuits it filed against hundreds of people (me included) demanding $75,000 or $150,000. Now, a federal judge has ordered them to...well, I don't know what this means. From Steven Green at Vegas Inc.:
A federal judge in Las Vegas on Monday stripped Righthaven of whatever interests it has in its 278 federal copyright registrations as well as its trademark.
Judge Philip Pro ordered that the copyrights and trademarks be transferred to a court-appointed receiver so they can be auctioned to cover some of Righthaven’s debts.Even better: Righthaven was ordered to show up for a "bodily attachment motion" on Monday to sign over whatever interests they supposedly own in those copyrights--and Righthaven did not show up for the hearing, so Judge Pro decided that they were in default on this. That guy Steve Gibson who runs (or ran) Righthaven--one heck of an attorney! I look forward to seeing Gibson and Stephens Media put over the legal equivalent of a slow fire for this mess.