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Facebook Founder Sued For Concept Theft

Discussion in 'News' started by HellasVagabond, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. HellasVagabond New Member

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    Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the Facebook social networking site, will this week defend himself against charges that he stole the concept from classmates at Harvard University. First begun in 2004, the lawsuit filed by Cameron Winklevoss, brother Tyler and Divya Narendra accuses Zuckerberg of having registered www.thefacebook.com on January 11th of 2004, three days after promising to help his peers with their own social networking site which they finally name ConnectU. Facebook and ConnectU are so identical that users can convert their profile directly from one to the other. If Narendra and the Winklevosses win the suit, they hope to claim control of Facebook and its assets, with extra money coming in the form of damage payments. Zuckerberg meanwhile denies having done anything wrong, and says he will ask for the case to be dismissed. A Facebook representative said:
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    I bet he had a tough time growing up.
     
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    ConnectU is a horrible name. He was obviously the smartest one of the group if he had to promise them he'd help.

    "Sure, guys, I'll do your project for you so you can sue me a few years later."
     

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