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Facebook Users Can Sue over ‘Sponsored Stories’

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Financial Times: Facebook had asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit related to its “sponsored stories,” but the judge refused, allowing the lawsuit to proceed. The plaintiffs in the case contend that Facebook’s practice of publishing users’ “likes” violates California’s right to publicity law. The law says that people have the right to determine how their names and images are used for commercial endorsements.

Facebook users aren’t shown the “sponsored stories” that appear on their friends’ pages, so they have no idea when their names and pictures are being used to promote a product or company that they have “liked.”

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