ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

September 24, 2012

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 / YOUR BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS WEEKLY SPECIAL FOCUS BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE This month, VEGAS INC highlights commercial real estate and design . THE Companies follow the retailer downtown EFFECT By Eli Segall staff writer ideas are being hatched, and tech startups might soon outnumber casinos. ¶ Much of the activity is centered around Zappos, the online shoe and clothing retailer moving downtown T SEE ZAPPOS EFFECT, PAGE 14 he economic revival sweeping downtown Las Vegas has ushered into the area restau- rants, bars, entrepreneurs and residents. High-rise towers are fi lling up with rent- ers and ground-fl oor tenants. Bars are taking over vacant buildings. New restaurant www.teglv.com 702.369.4300 RIGHTHAVEN FOE SAYS CASES KEY TO FREE SPEECH By Steve Green senior staff writer L as Vegas attorney Marc John Randazza likes a good fight – particu- larly if it involves free speech and the First Amendment. He works with the porn industry pros- ecuting copyright infringement cases and has represented opponents of the Las Vegas Review-Journal's copyright enforcer Righthaven LLC. Randazza was among the first to criticize Right- haven and its CEO with charges of in- competence and abuse of the courts. Created by Las Vegas attorney Ste- ven Gibson, Righthaven teamed with the Review-Journal and Denver Post in 2010 to launch an unprecedented litiga- tion campaign against websites, blog- gers and message board members who posted online content from the papers without permission. Righthaven filed 275 no-warning lawsuits in Nevada, SEE RANDAZZA, PAGE 16 INSIDE TODAY NO MORE FREE RIDE? | P. 6 State and local offi cials consider charging tolls on Nevada's highways RECORDS AND DATA | P. 19 Bankruptcies, permits and licenses DIGITAL PIONEER | P. 20 Gaming innovator Steve Wynn also helping to set Internet law precedent THE LIST | P. 22 Domestic and international airlines Don't miss the best time to invest in commercial real estate. CONTACT: SCOTT GODINO • sgodino@teglv.com BRENDAN KEATING • bkeating@teglv.com

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