Paul Ceglia, the man who claims to own one-half of Facebook, drew the ire of U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York Judge Leslie Foschio Thursday, as the judge dismissed five motions filed by Ceglia, granting one filed by the social network, and gave Ceglia 10 days to persuade him why further sanctions should not be assessed for trying to delay the legal proceedings.
A criminal case in India involving Facebook and Google is tangled up in that country’s court system, as the Delhi High Court adjourned a petition for dismissal by the two Internet companies until Aug. 7, despite the trial’s scheduled start date in the lower Patiala House Court May 23.
This week, India begins a trial against the social network and 11 other online services for not taking down content that may offend people in this part of the world.
Earlier last week, one dissident blogger was freed by the Egyptian authorities after spending four years in prison. But this other netizen hasn’t been as “lucky.”