Court tells Facebook France has jurisdiction in vagina row

A Paris court ruled Thursday that it has jurisdiction to judge a case against Facebook, which blocked the account of a French teacher who posted an image of a vagina by 19th century artist Gustave Courbet.

The court ruled that Facebook’s clause that forces all users to agree that any litigation must be based in California, where the site is based, was “abusive.”

Facebook is being sued by a French father-of-three whose account was suspended after he posted a photo of a painting by 19th century picture by Gustave Courbet, “The Origin of the World”, depicting a naked woman’s vagina.