Oh wow, the schadenfreude just keeps on coming.
As one of the requirements in the copyright lawsuits it files, Righthaven requires that offenders surrender their domain name registrations. (One judge recently told Righthaven off for this, stating that there was no foundation in law or precedent for such a demand, but that didn’t stop Righthaven from continuing to include the demand in new lawsuits.)
Now Righthaven’s domain name registrar, GoDaddy, has yanked and redirected Righthaven’s domain, Righthaven.com, for providing invalid whois information. The ICANN requires that domain owners must maintain valid contact information, retrievable via the “whois” command, for their domains. If they fail to do so, and someone reports it, the domain name can be suspended or deleted.
I haven’t had this much fun watching a story since some of the more inane moments of the SCO vs. IBM case. I can’t wait to see what those crazy copyright trolls do next.
(Found via BoingBoing.)