Facebook Sues German Social Networking Site

  • July 21, 2008
Facebook on Friday filed a copyright lawsuit against a German company that it has accused of running a "knock-off" of the social networking Web site, according to The Financial Times. In a complaint filed in a California court, Facebook accused StudiVZ--a German Web site that claims 10 million users and calls itself "the most successful social network in Germany, Austria and Switzerland"--of "copying the look, feel, features and services" of the Facebook site.

The lawsuit comes several months after Facebook, which claims more than 80 million active users, launched a version of its own Web site in Germany.

--Tanya Irwin

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