Sammy Wasem was 15 when he started a Ferrari fan page that would become one of the most popular car sites on Facebook.
Six years later, he is in a legal battle with his favorite Italian supercar maker in a case that may help define freedom of expression rights in social media.
Wasem, an amateur racecar driver, and his father Olivier have filed a criminal complaint against Ferrari, claiming copyright infringement as they lost control of their site. Ferrari has sued the Wasems, arguing they misused the company's trademark to advertise non-Ferrari merchandise and for personal messages such as invitations for Wasem's 18th birthday.
"They dared to take away a kid's dream," Sammy Wasem said in an interview. "They have no scruples."