Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Facebook Settles Privacy Class Action

The Recorder reports that Facebook has settled a putative class action that alleged that Facebook's "Sponsored Stories" feature violated the right to publicity under California law.  According to the story, " 'Sponsored Stories' are paid advertisements that appear on someone's Facebook page when a friend "likes" an advertiser, complete with that person's name and photograph."  As a putative class action, the settlement requires judicial approval.

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