Facebook suspends location-sharing feature after Italian copyright suit

March 6, 2017 MILAN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has suspended its location-sharing feature in Italy after a Milan court ruled last year that the social networking giant had violated competition and copyright laws by effectively copying a similar app from a local start-up. Italian software developer Business Competence filed a lawsuit in 2013, accusing Facebook’s Nearby feature of having copied its Faround application, which helps users locate Facebook friends in the vicinity. A copy of the court’s ruling, issued on Aug. 1 last year but only made public by Business…

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