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07/25/07

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Facebook Facing Lawsuit

Facebook, which I believe is now the world's largest social networking site is being sued. ConnectU founders have claimed that their idea was stolen by Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. They are asking that Facebook be turned over to them according to a BBC report. Here is a snippet:

Networking website Facebook is to face legal action on Wednesday in a suit brought by a rival site's founders.

Three founders of ConnectU say Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for the site while at Harvard.

Facebook has become a global phenomenon with about 31 million users, compared with ConnectU's 70,000.

A Federal case accuses Mr Zuckerberg of fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets, and asks for ConnectU to be given ownership of Facebook.

Last year, Facebook turned down a $1bn offer from Yahoo.

Facebook has asked a judge at a Boston district court to dismiss the case.

Full BBC Article Here

It will be interesting to see what if any evidence is brought forward to back-up ConnectU's claims. If I recall correctly didn't MySpace at one time face a similar issue?

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Sue
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