MediaNews Group CEO: It Was a 'Dumb Idea' to Hire Righthaven

The publisher won't pursue current litigation

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Struggling copyright troll Righthaven is about to lose half of its two-company client list, according to the new CEO of Denver-based newspaper chain MediaNews Group.

MediaNews chief John Paton, who replaced former head Dean Singleton on Wednesday, told Wired that the publisher’s year-long copyright infringement litigation deal with Righthaven is coming to a close at the end of the month and he doesn’t intend to renew it. MediaNews publishes the Denver Post and 50 other newspapers, and is Righthaven’s only client apart from Las Vegas based Stephens Media.



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