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Facebook Pays $10 Million To Charity To Settle Lawsuit Out of Court

   
6:27 pm on Jun 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Facebook Pays $10 Million To Charity To Settle Lawsuit Out of Court [reuters.com]
Facebook Inc has agreed to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit that accused the site of violating users' rights to control the use of their own names, photographs and likenesses, according to court documents made public over the weekend.

The lawsuit, brought by five Facebook members, alleged the social networking site violated California law by publicizing users' "likes" of certain advertisers on its "Sponsored Stories" feature without paying them or giving them a way to opt out, the documents said.
6:36 pm on Jun 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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So ..Is Mark going to stop
publicizing users' "likes" of certain advertisers on its "Sponsored Stories" feature without paying them or giving them a way to opt out

in California,the USA and the rest of the world then..?
2:54 pm on Jun 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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No, there is financial benefit in doing this and it's a Wall St company now, but he'll modify how it's done of course.
7:38 pm on Jun 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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From what I read this is a proposed settlement -- Facebook has not "paid" anything, the lawsuit is not over, and a judge needs to approve the deal.
10:38 pm on Jun 18, 2012 (gmt 0)



Lawsuits-----used to often to show us who the real crybabies are.