Facebook submits proof in ownership lawsuit

Facebook attorneys are revealing what they say is proof that a New York man's claims of ownership in the social network are fraudulent.

business Updated: Aug 16, 2011 11:12 IST
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Facebook attorneys are revealing what they say is proof that a New York man's claims of ownership in the social network are fraudulent.

In a Monday night court filing, they attached a contract signed by Paul Ceglia of Wellsville and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg captured from Ceglia's computer. The blurry image appears only to refer to a street-mapping database Ceglia hired Zuckerberg to work on in 2003 - and not Facebook.

Ceglia is suing Zuckerberg based on a contract he says shows that when he hired Zuckerberg, he also invested in his then-fledgling Facebook project.

Facebook says that contract's a fake and they've now got the original.

Ceglia's attorney hasn't responded to a request for comment.

A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

First Published: Aug 16, 2011 11:06 IST