Three former Harvard students who are suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their idea are finally about to get their day in court, reports the indy Harvard alumni magazine 02138. Forensic data experts are searching Zuckerberg’s computer hard drives, searching for source code, which the company claims is lost, that would confirm or deny intellectual property theft.
The mag details their case, going back to 2003, when they hired Zuckerberg to work on their social networking site, and thought he was doing so—until he launched Facebook instead. It also tracks Zuckerberg's not-always-consistent responses since they first raised the issue to an ethics board at Harvard. At minimum, the "blood feud" raises questions about the Facebook billionaire's honesty and ethics, 02138 concludes.