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[ NNSquad ] Famous for Fifteen People

Famous for Fifteen People

http://j.mp/z8euS5  (Stanford Law Review)

   "The Fraley plaintiffs sued Facebook, alleging that its "Sponsored
    Stories" feature, which displays ads on Facebook containing the
    names and pictures of users who have "Liked" a product, violated
    California's Right of Publicity statute. The statute forbids the
    commercial use of an individual's name or likeness without
    consent.  Integral to the plaintiffs' claim was the assertion they
    had been injured because they were "celebrities" to their Facebook
    friends, such that their endorsements of the products in the
    Sponsored Stories held economic value-economic value that they
    were deprived of when Facebook published their Stories without
    their consent. Although we do not know how many Facebook friends
    the Fraley plaintiffs have, it seems safe to say that their notion
    of celebrity departs from the conventional understanding of that

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
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