Facebook Squares Off Against Brazilian Web Portal

Law360, New York (January 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Facebook Inc. has slapped a Brazilian Web site with copyright, trademark and unfair competition claims for allowing Internet users to indirectly access the social networking site through an all-in-one networking portal.

Social networking giant Facebook filed the lawsuit against Power.com parent company Power Ventures Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Dec. 30 after negotiations between the parties collapsed.

“Defendant’s Web site Power.com induces visitors to surrender their Facebook user names and passwords in order to ‘integrate’ their Facebook account...
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