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FB has a new legal problem

Significant dollars might be involved

     
12:41 am on Jun 9, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Facebook used a purloined database of 3D objects for its AI projects, according to a Lithuanian company that spent years and millions of dollars compiling the dataset.

UAB Planner5D has sued the antisocial media giant and Princeton University in the US, claiming the posh college illegally downloaded more than a million digitized objects and scenes from Planner5D's website.

[theregister.co.uk...]

All too often we run into theft of intellectual property on the web ... after all the mantra has been "if it's on the web it must be free" ...

Looks like FB will have to address this in a California court.
12:43 am on June 9, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Don't have edit (js turned off), meant to add that an AMERICAN UNIVERSITY is most likely the bad actor, but FB opted to take advantage of same.... details sketchy at the moment.