Facebook Author Takes Copyright Suit To Supreme Court

Law360, New York (February 7, 2013, 8:30 PM EST) -- A former Harvard classmate of Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg urged the U.S. Supreme Court to revive his copyright suit accusing author Ben Mezrich of stealing material for his book about the social networking site's founding, arguing a lower court improperly relied on wiki.answers.com, according to a Jan. 28 petition.

Aaron Greenspan's infringement suit claims Mezrich's “The Accidental Billionaires” — which was later adapted into the Oscar-winning film “The Social Network” — borrowed heavily from Greenspan's self-published 2008 book about the much-documented founding.

According to Greenspan,...
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