Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg faces more and more legal action surrounding the ownership of the most popular social networking site on earth – Facebook. Today Facebook has close to a billion people worldwide who have subscribed faithfully to it. While it seems there is nothing that can stand in the way of the success of Facebook, the founder Mark Zukerberg is facing severe legal action regarding this popular and billion-dollar social site.
Over the years there have been a couple of lawsuits against Mark Zukerberg surrounding Facebook’s ownership. His accusers are claiming that the young online entrepreneur does not legally have the right to own Facebook.
For example a couple of years ago, the Winklevoss twins sued Facebook founder Zuckeber claiming that he stole the idea for his highly successful social networking website from them. But unfortunately for the Winklevoss brothers they lost the case in court.
Now, Mark Zuckerberg is facing another major lawsuit from Paul Ceglia a businessman from New York who says that he has a contract with Zuckerberg which gives him a shocking 84 percent ownership of Facebook.
Paul Ceglia, to support his claims released several shocking email documents that purport to show him and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg discussing the contract that he had with Facebook founder in regards to the ownership of the site. This discussion is believed to have happened between July 2003 and July 2004. At that time Facebook was known as Thefacebook.
Paul Ceglia insists that in 2003 he hired Mark Zuckerberg who was then only 18 years old and an undergraduate at Harvard University. Paul said he hired the young Zuckerberg to do some coding for a site he was working on and he paid the young man $1,000 to work on a project called “The Face Book” in which Paul allegedly invested heavily in. But today, according to Paul Ceglia, Mark Zuckerberg has reneged on the agreement he had with him and has taken over Facebook.
And truly, investigations show that when Facebook was first launched online it was called ‘thefacebook”, which makes one wonder if Paul Ceglia could be telling the truth after all?
The case has been sent to a federal court.