Nevada GOP candidate faces copyright lawsuit

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Associated Press

Posted on September 5, 2010 at 8:01 AM

Updated Sunday, Sep 5 at 8:01 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A company has sued Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle, claiming she reprinted two Las Vegas Review-Journal articles on her campaign website without permission.

Las Vegas-based Righthaven is seeking unspecified damages in its complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas.

The suit alleges Angle neither sought nor received permission to display a Review-Journal article and editorial on her website this summer.

An Angle spokesman says he would not comment until the campaign's lawyers have reviewed the suit.

Righthaven tracks Internet traffic for copyright infringements of Review-Journal stories. It then buys the copyright for a story from the newspaper's owner, Stephens Media LLC, and sues the alleged infringer.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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