Many bloggers have tried to find a business model for blogging, but Steve Gibson's figured out a way to make money off the bloggers themselves. He relies on suing them. Gibson is CEO of Las Vegas company [URL="http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/07/copyright-trolling-for-dollars/"]Righthaven[/URL], which purchases the copyright to newspaper content and then sues bloggers and websites that use the articles without obtaining permission. The company, which was formed in March, has filed 80+ federal lawsuits against those using articles from the[I] Las Vegas Review-Journal[/I]. Currently he hopes that Stephens Media, which owns the [I]Las Vegas Review-Journal[/I], will allow him to expand his business to other …

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In the latest episode of the [URL="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9179007/SCO_appeals_ruling_in_Novell_case"]story that never ends[/URL], [URL="http://www.sco.com"]SCO[/URL] filed an appeal in the [URL="http://www.novell.com/prblogs/?p=2153"]closed[/URL] case against [URL="http://www.novell.com"]Novell[/URL]. Everyone in the Linux and Open Source Communities thought the case was finally brought to a close when the judge declared that Novell is the owner of UNIX copyrights. The judge also ordered the case closed. However, SCO has decided to appeal the ruling and has asked for a reconsideration of all decisions. It's anyone's guess as to how SCO continues to stoke these court fires while in bankruptcy and a rapidly dwindling customer base. IBM, Novell and others who've …

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Just when you thought it was safe to forget SCO and their ridiculous notions about suing IBM and others for infringing on their copyright ownership of UNIX, it isn't. It's been 5 years since SCO sent out its threatdown letters to large companies telling them that they may owe money to SCO for using illegal software. Today, SCO is in bankruptcy. SCO CEO, Darl McBride, still believes that SCO owns UNIX in some form. Novell never transferred the copyrights to SCO in the sale of UnixWare but yet the dream lives on. This week the trial began that determines how …

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