Posts Tagged ‘’ amends claims in Facebook case

December 5, 2009

In a case where originally Facebook sued for copyright infringement, now is grabbing the headlines in counterclaims.  However, that maybe all that gets as its original counterclaims that Facebook had engaged in unfair competition violated antitrust laws were dismissed by Judge Jeremy Fogel the federal judge in San Jose California. has now amended its counterclaims and is saying that Facebook’s obvious success in gaining market share and the fact that new competitors haven’t been able to make significant in roads,  shows that the company has engaged in “anti-scrapping tactics” with its competitors.  Some antitrust legal experts are dubious about the merits of these claims (see article linked above).

Facebook hit with more lawsuits

July 11, 2009

TechCrunch reports that has now filed a countersuit, claiming Facebook is “unlawfully withholding the data that users own (as stated in Facebook’s own ToS), and is stifling competition by refusing to allow third party services like to access the data, among other things.”

Facebook also faces legal action from RootZoo, an erstwhile advertiser. After analytics from their Nov 2007-June 2008 campaign varied greatly from Facebook’s reported data, RootZoo requested Facebook’s logs and a refund. Facebook said no to both.”

Article: and Facebook and MySpace

January 17, 2009 seems to have dodged a lawsuit with Facebook, having settled on undisclosed terms with the social networking giant.  Now they are in trouble with MySpace, prompting that site to issue this statement: 

“MySpace has been in talks with Brazilian Website to express our objections with how the company has been collecting user data from the global MySpace community and to persuade to implement MySpace?s secure log-in authentication process.From the home page of their site, is soliciting MySpace users for their private credentials including username and password in order to gain access to MySpace profiles and is using the MySpace trademark in doing so. actions violate our Terms of Service and their methodology to collect this information implies an affiliation with MySpace that confuses our community and gives our users a false sense of security that MySpace has endorsed the practices of In fact no official partnership or other affiliation between the two companies exists. While we are in conversations with, their failure to implement MySpace?s secure log-in authentication process in accordance with our Terms of Service presents us with a unique set of security challenges. Per our stringent safety policies created to protect sensitive user information, effective immediately, MySpace will no longer allow to gain access to user accounts.It?s imperative that MySpace is able to effectively manage site security. The tactics being used by are compromising our ability to keep user data safe, private, and within our users? control. Our goal is to help create a more social Web but key functionalities such as a simplified and secure log-in authentication process must be protected and maintained. As of today, is refusing to implement a simple technology provided by MySpace that would secure this process for our global users. We are confident that we?ll come to a resolution with quickly.”