Do We Need to Sue Facebook?
Hank Green
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A relative of mine is a web developer. On a much smaller scale, he’s dealing with a situation similar to this. He talked to a lawyer who advised him that his best strategy would be to get sued, rather than sue. In my relative’s situation, that pretty much meant simply denying the party of the second part access to the content that my relative produced until the party of the second part paid for the content. My relative made the thing, it had not been paid for, he had no reason to hand it over unless he got paid or he got sued. The strategy was advisable in my relative’s case for similar reasons to you — us — small-time content providers facing off against facebook type conglomerates: Less resources than the big boys. Not enough time. Not enough money. I don’t know if the idea can be scaled and finagled for this sort of situation, though.

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