Liz Gannes

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Paul Ceglia Fined $5,000 Plus Legal Fees in Attempt at Facebook Billions

The continuing case in which Paul Ceglia sued Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over a supposed 2003 contract entitling Ceglia to 50 percent of Facebook could be drawing to a close. On Tuesday, a New York judge ordered Ceglia to pay $5,000 for contempt of court, plus some of Facebook’s legal fees, after Ceglia tried to avoid handing over his email account information. Ceglia has seen a string of legal teams abandon the case. A lawyer for Facebook told the Buffalo News that the company will try to get the case dismissed.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work