Well, that was a waste of time.
Aaron Greenspan, one of Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard classmates, filed a lawsuit against Columbia Pictures for his name being omitted from The Social Network.
He claimed to be robbed of glory for his role in the creation of Facebook because there was no mention of him in the movie or the book that inspired it, The Accidental Billionaires. The jaded Harvard grad also tried to convince the presiding judge that both the book and movie were copyright infringements of his own autobiography.
The judge, however, didn't see any unlawful similarities and didn't buy his argument of "defamation by omission."
Greenspan has argued in the past that he was essential to the creation of Facebook because he originally created his own social networking site called "the Face Book."
Regardless of how accurate his claims are, he still got a chunk of Zuckerberg's success. In 2009, Greenspan settled out of court with the billionaire when he fought the trademark of the site's famous name.
This most recent lawsuit sounds like an unsuccessful attempt to milk his connection to Facebook for everything it was worth.
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