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Posts Tagged ‘Lawsuit’

UK Politician Lord McAlpine To Sue 10,000 Twitter Users In Historic Lawsuit

It’s already been well established that you can be sued for what you tweet. But a UK politician is taking this logic to the extreme and suing over 10,000 Twitter users for tweeting and retweeting libelous claims that he was involved in a sex abuse scandal. If the lawsuit hits the courts, it will be the largest in UK history in terms of the number of defendants.
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Seattle Artist Is Suing Twitter For Pictures Its Users Tweeted

Here’s another one for the still-murky law books of social media: a Seattle-based artist is suing Twitter for refusing to take down pictures of his art that its users tweeted.
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Twitter (And 17 Others) Being Sued For Privacy Violations

Twitter is one defendant among 17 being named in a privacy lawsuit. The company and its co-defendants are being accused by 13 individuals of uploading user address books on smartphones without permission or notification.
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Twitter Faces First Defamation Lawsuit In Australia

In a strange case that seems more money-hungry than concerned about justice, a Melbourne Australia man is suing Twitter for being the outlet on which defamatory tweets were posted about him.
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Brazil Is Suing Twitter Because People Are Tweeting To Avoid Traffic Checkpoints

Brazilian authorities are pretty peeved at Twitter. Apparently, users are tweeting to warn each other of traffic checkpoints, radar guns and other safety precautions on the roads – and this has made Brazil mad enough to sue the company for facilitating certain law-breaking accounts.
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The AP Settles Over NBA Twitter Lawsuit, Pays $20,000 Fine

The Associated Press has settled a lawsuit with an NBA referee who felt he was defamed by a tweet from one of their writers.

The AP has agreed to pay $20,000 in damages to the referee to cover his legal costs, as well as remove the tweet from the writer’s account.
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How Much Is A Twitter Follower Worth? $2.50 Per Month According To One Company’s Lawsuit

Would you pay $2.50 for a Twitter follower?

One tech news site is suggesting that a former employee cough up $2.50 – per month – for each of his 17,000 followers that he took with him after leaving his post.

They’re suing him for a grand total of $340,000. And the case hasn’t been thrown out. Yet.
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Twitter Wins Patent Lawsuit, Won’t Have To Pay $8 Million In Compensation

In just under a year, Twitter has fought and won a more than $8 million patent lawsuit.

Twitter was being sued for infringing on a patent filed in 2002 for “creating an interactive community of famous people,” and won its courtroom battle this week.
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Million Dollar Twitter Libel Lawsuit Heads To Court

A Portland blogger is facing a million dollar lawsuit later this month, for sending allegedly defamatory tweets about a medical spa doctor.
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Twitter Wins “Tweet” Trademark

It’s taken over 5 years, but Twitter is finally the trademark holder of the word “tweet”. The company settled a lawsuit against a Twitter-based advertising company this week, which will transfer the copyright of the word “tweet” to Twitter.
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