Facebook Pushes Hard Against Lamebook, Blocks Sites Facebook Activity

Filed as News on November 23, 2010 3:13 pm

Lamebook Website with Legal Funds request

The Facebook battle against parody site Lamebook.com has heated up, with the world’s largest social network blocking all outgoing links to the site, while also removing the Lamebook fan page and preventing users from “liking” posts from the site.

Indyposted points out from Facebook reps that the Lamebook block was reportedly a mistake:

“In the process of dealing with a routine trademark violation issue regarding some links posted to Facebook, we blocked all mentions of the phrase “Lamebook” on Facebook,” adding, “We are committed to promoting free expression on Facebook.”

The battle heated up at the start of November when Lamebook filed for first amendment protection against Facebook, while Facebook last week sued Lamebook.com for trademark-infringement.

The legal battle is expected to carry on for a while and Lamebook is currently soliciting site visitors for legal funds to help in their battle against the multi-billion dollar website.

What side of the battle do you sit on? I’m all for Facebook protecting their brand, but I’m not really sure attacking a funny parody site is the way to go.

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