Facebook has stepped up their efforts to destroy Lamebook.com. The social networking website has blocked all outgoing links to the parody site, removed the Lamebook fan page and they have prevented Lamebook visitors from “liking” posts.
In early November Lamebook filed a lawsuit against Facebook, asking for first amendment protection against the company. Last week Facebook sued Lamebook for trademark-infringement.
While the legal battle is expected to drag on for a quite some time, a Facebook executive has said the blocking of Lamebook on the site was actually a mistake:
“In the process of dealing with a routine trademark violation issue regarding some links posted to Facebook, we blocked all mentions of the phrase “Lamebook” on Facebook,” adding, “We are committed to promoting free expression on Facebook.”
Where do you stand? I’m with Lamebook on this one, it’s all in the fun of parody, perhaps Mark Zuckerberg should allow Facebook to laugh at itself every now and then.