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Facebook Settles Class Action Over Use of Profile Photos in Sponsored Advertisements

Posted on May 30th, 2012 | Author: Jeanne Hamburg

Facebook has settled a class action suit arising out of the display of sponsored advertisements using profile photos of Facebook users when the users’ friends accessed Facebook. The plaintiffs claimed that these sponsored ads, which resulted from their “liking” a brand on Facebook, violated their right of publicity.

Facebook to settle class-action suit over Sponsored Stories