Interesting Fact - Facebook

Facebook is being sued over the "Like" button.

(The claim for unspecified royalties, has been issued in federal court in Virginia, saying that FB uses technology developed by Jos Van Der Meer over a decade ago.

Mr Van Der Meer allegedly started something called Surfbook, described in the lawsuit as a "social diary", before his death in 2004. In 1998 he was granted two patents: one describing a way of logging content from third party websites in the diary, apparently similar to Facebook's Like button, and the other a more general description of the diary.

I wonder if we will all have to pay for the number of times we have clicked that little thumbs up?)

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