The judge in the Facebook ownership dispute has given the plaintiffs two months to find some evidence that will persuade him not to throw the case out.

Mark Zuckerberg has been accused of stealing the design and source code for Facebook from a university social network that he worked for as a programmer four years ago.

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, as well as Divya Narendra, who employed Zuckerberg for ConnectU, are asking for Facebook to be shut down, and for control of the site (and its profits) to be handed over to them.

The Facebook founder worked for the site in November 2003, and launched his own social network three months later. He denies all of the charges, and has asked for the case to be dismissed.

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