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Facebook “likes” ruled not a form of IP

Stephen Calabria, New York

The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently ruled that “likes” on Facebook cannot be stolen because they are not a form of intellectual property

The August 20 ruling in the case of Mattocks v Black Entertainment Television revolved around a Facebook fan page for the TV show “The Game”. The fan page was created in 2006 by plaintiff Stacey Mattocks. After managing the page...

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