Facebook Has Another Porn Problem

Facebook has lost yet another porn-related law suit. Really, you'd think they were actually at risk of folding, the way they've been going out after parody-named porn sites demanding that they shut it down.

The latest, Faceporn, is a Norwegian website that describes itself as "the number one socializing porn and sex network." (Side note: Faceporn is actually a sort of dumb name. I mean, faceporn? Nobody actually wants to watch face porn. Not face-only porn, anyway.) Facebook had demanded that the Norwegian network turn over its name AND pay their attorney fees—come on, guys, you're all millionaires at this point—but U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White ruled that the court had no jurisdiction, as Facebook had failed to show that the owner of website Faceporn had targeted residents of the state of California (where the suit was filed). Moreover, the court was unconvinced that Faceporn was competing for Facebook's own users, despite both sites being billed as "social networks."

Facebook's problems aren't only porn-based, though. They're practically trolling for law suits to file, going after any company using "face" or book" in its name, as well as carefully keeping watch over the use of the word "Wall."

There is still the possibility that Facebook pursue the same case in a Norwegian court, though it's unlikely that it would turn around a different ruling from the one they were given here.

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