Lawsuit that inspired The Social Network is finally over

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After seven years of relentless (and pretty embarrassing) litigation, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are dropping their lawsuit against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. After "careful consideration," the twins who claimed Zuckerberg stole their original idea for Facebook (and thus inspired the making of The Social Network) have agreed not to take their repeatedly defeated case to the Supreme Court.

Most commentators seem to consider this decision extremely belated, and during the lengthy process one appeals judge actually told them, "At some point, litigation must come to an end." Even so, the already-wealthy twins are still walking away from the case $65 million richer.

For Zuckerberg's part, Facebook released a statement that read, "We’ve considered this case closed for a long time. We’re pleased to see the other party now agrees.”