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Facebook Founder Sued

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Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of online networking juggernaut Facebook (Add me! Add me!), is facing a lawsuit from three of his former college mates who claim Zuckerman stole the source code from a similar project and used it to start Facebook. They are seeking to have Facebook turned over to them.

WSJ: Judge Expresses Skepticism About Facebook Lawsuit, and the law blog’s take.

It doesn’t sound like it’s going extraordinarily well for the plaintiffs. From the law blog –

In a pretrial hearing yesterday, Judge Woodlock said that “dorm room chitchat does not make a contract.” He criticized the plaintiffs, whose site is called ConnectU, for scheduling a press conference after the hearing and speculated that they were seeking news coverage “for the purposes of a settlement.” Facebook is the world’s second most-popular social-networking site; ConnectU isn’t.

Oh, snap.

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