Reader: Brian Hill may be sympathetic target of Righthaven lawsuit, but he did violate copyright

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Our item yesterday about Brian Hill, sued by Righthaven for unauthorized use of a Denver Post photo, found many readers springing to the defense of the twenty-year-old mildly autistic hobby blogger. But one commenter believes copyright rules should apply to one and all, no matter how sympathetic a certain individual might be.

BobT1971USM writes:

I hate big, wealthy corporations and lawyers in general, and I agree this is a unusual and sad case, but I think we all agree that we can't have a system where right and wrong depends on your ability to be held accountable. That seems like common sense, too. In the end, Singleton probably won't collect much, if anything, against this 20-year-old man, but until that time Mr. Hill should have to deal with the repercussions of his choice to steal. Going to court sucks, but that's the price you pay when you break the law. Isn't it?

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