Lamebook Sues Facebook

The million-dollar question: Is mocking people protected by the Constitution?
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2010 12:10 PM CST
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(Newser) – It only sounds like a Saturday Night Live skit: Facebook is being sued by ... Lamebook. The parody blog, which lets users post embarrassing photos and updates pulled from the real Facebook (with names and eyes blurred out to protect the ... lame), is attempting to fend off impending litigation. Lamebook says Zuckerberg et al have been threatening a lawsuit since March, and CNET reports the site's defense is that it's an obvious parody, which gets it First Amendment protection.

"Unlike the Facebook website, the Lamebook website does not offer social-networking services or functionality to its users and, therefore, does not compete with Facebook," the complaint explained. Click here for more.

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