14th website sued over R-J copyright allegations

Mon, May 17, 2010 (9 a.m.)

A 14th website owner has been sued over allegations it violated copyrights by posting Las Vegas Review-Journal stories without authorization.

Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas filed suit in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas on Friday against Enterprise Funding LLC, a Wisconsin company; and Jeffrey Makinen, whom Righthaven says runs an Enterprise website called statfox.com.

The statfox website, which focuses on sports betting, this winter posted without authorization Review-Journal stories on Super Bowl betting, the lawsuit charges.

A request for comment was placed Monday with the defendants.

Righthaven is a company that has been obtaining copyrights to R-J stories and then suing website owners that allegedly violate those copyrights.

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