Facebook Moves to Stomp Lamebook

Outgoing links blocked; Facebook blames error
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2010 2:39 AM CST
Lamebook is currently seeking donations for its legal fund.   (Lamebook.com)

(Newser) – The Facebook/Lamebook feud appears to have stepped up a notch. Facebook has blocked outgoing links to the parody site, removed its fan page, and prevented Lamebook visitors from "liking" posts, TechCrunch reports. Lamebook filed a lawsuit against Facebook earlier this month seeking First Amendment protection, and Facebook filed a trademark-infringement suit against the parody site a week ago.

The legal wrangling looks set to continue for a while, but a Facebook exec says the blanket blocking of Lamebook was a mistake. "In the process of dealing with a routine trademark violation issue regarding some links posted to Facebook, we blocked all mentions of the phrase “lamebook” on Facebook," he said. "We are committed to promoting free expression on Facebook."

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