Will the ConnectU/Facebook lawsuit go away tomorrow?


What at first glance seemed like a minor thorn in Facebook’s legal side comes to a major turning point tomorrow in Boston, where a judge will decide whether to allow ConnectU‘s copyright infringement suit against Facebook and its founders to proceed, or instead to accept Facebook’s motion to dismiss the suit outright.

ConnectU, founded by twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss along with Harvard classmate Divya Narendra, originally filed suit in 2004, alleging that Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard Facebook cohort more or less stole the idea and initial code from ConnectU, then called HarvardConnection, and instead launched their own site, at the time called TheFacebook.

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