Posts Tagged “social activism”

About Colleen Lynn

by colleen lynn.

colleen lynn, founder of dogsbite.orgColleen Lynn is a veteran user interface designer who is known for her exceptional multidisciplinary skill set and creating websites that deliver social impact. In 1995, she began her Seattle-based web design company, and over the next decade worked with a diverse range of clients including Internet startups, retail companies and smart device manufacturers. During this time she played a key visual role in numerous identity designs and nearly 100 website designs. Colleen Lynn also spent two quarters teaching courses at the Art Institute of Seattle. Achievements in social activism include being selected as the visual designer for the 2008 Washington State grassroots primary Obama campaign. In the same year, Colleen Lynn created DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims’ website, after undergoing a serious dog attack. The site has since grown into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In 2011, DogsBite.org submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the young mauling victim in Tracey v. Solesky, which helped move the highest court in Maryland to declare pit bulls “inherently dangerous.” Statistical data from her group has been cited in a peer-reviewed medical journal and is often cited by media sources. Ms. Lynn also created Righthaven Victims, a free speech advocacy website that tracked victims of the copyright troll formerly known as Righthaven. Colleen Lynn continues her role as the founder of DogsBite.org, as well as her role as a user interface designer at Lynn Media Group, an Austin-based web design company she began in 2010.

Colleen Lynn graduated in 1991 with a degree in Communication Arts from Holy Names College in Oakland, California. After graduation, she returned to Houston and attended Rice University’s Publishing Program.

Righthaven Stripped of Copyrights

by colleen lynn.

Like a gunfighter with no bullets, Las Vegas copyright company Righthaven LLC no longer has any copyrights to sue over.
A federal judge in Las Vegas on Monday stripped Righthaven of whatever interests it has in its 278 federal copyright registrations as well as its trademark.
Judge Philip Pro ordered that the copyrights and trademarks be transferred to a court-appointed receiver so they can be auctioned to cover some of Righthaven’s debts. – VEGAS Inc

Righthaven has nothing left to sue over. Excellent litigating on the part of Randazza Legal Group.

The Future of Righthaven?

by colleen lynn.

Response to questions from My Consumer Electronics regarding the future of Righthaven LLC:

“Righthaven LLC tends to mimic the ancient Phoenix rising from the ashes. It’s unclear what will result from the current and upcoming intellectual property auctions and high stakes legal maneuvers.

I would like to see the domain name (righthaven.com) contain an archive of incredibly useful and up to date information about the ongoing convergence of copyrights and the Internet, particularly pertaining to slim-funded bloggers and non-profit websites.

I’m not sure what’s next for the blog. It imagine it will take some time until Steven Gibson is disbarred. Until that day, the blog will continue to march on. Current and future Gibson-type lawyers need a strong deterrent if choosing to follow his path.

Disbarment is a sufficient deterrent.”
Colleen Lynn
Founder of Righthaven Victims