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After blocking access to Twitter on March 21 and increasing the severity of that ban a few days later, Turkey has finally lifted the suspension of Twitter across the country after the nation’s Constitutional Court ruled that the move, which was widely condemned, had breached freedom of expression.
A tweet posted by Courtney Love, singer and frontwoman of the band Hole, was not defamatory, a US jury has decided in a closely-watched and possibly landmark legal case.
Picture the scene. You’re happily married. Then, one day, you’re not, going through a messy divorce. Years later, you find out that your wife was an early, secret investor in Twitter. A fact that she hid from you. Now, post Twitter IPO, that investment is worth tens of millions.
What do you do?
A freelance photo-journalist has made a tidy sum, thanks to a jury ruling in his favor on Friday. The issue at hand? Copyright over photos he posted to Twitter.
You don’t hear it a lot, but one by-product of Twitter’s new API restrictions is the affect it will have on tools typically regarded as spammers.
They’re either disappearing (for the most part) or following the straight and narrow.
One such tool, that Twitter took to court not too long ago, just announced updates that will put it in compliance with the new and improved Twitter. And its capabilities look pretty handy!
We told you about Twitter’s refusal to identity the account holders behind a series of anti-Semitic tweets and then a French Court ordering Twitter to comply . . . and now Twitter is getting sued for holding out.
But those on the other side of this lawsuit shouldn’t start counting their money yet, because in true Twitter form, the scrappy little blue bird is coming out swinging.
Twitter filed suit in federal court in San Francisco today against spammers. The suit goes after tool providers “that willfully encourage and enable the distribution of spam on Twitter.” Yay, Twitter!
Just as Facebook and Google, Twitter has had enough of the malicious links that clutter users’ streams and seems prepared to follow through and shut down the spammers that muck up the platform.
Earlier in the month, we wrote about the exploits of an anonymous Twitter user that blew the whistle on a number of gagging orders – known as super-injunctions – that had been established in a court of law by various celebrities in the United Kingdom.
To date, it appears to be a one-time thing, as the profile hasn’t updated since it first tweeted on May 8. But while the revelations did contain some errors – thankfully, Jeremy Clarkson has not had any kind of intimate relationship with Jemima Khan – clearly there was a fair bit of factual accuracy in the tweets. And now, thanks to an ill-advised legal campaign by one of the outed stars, Twitter has been flung firmly into the limelight. And its denizens have responded in kind.
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