In November of last year, Peoplebrowsr, who make Kred (amongst other products), won a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Twitter after the latter terminated their longstanding relationship, which threatened to cut off PeopleBrowsr’s access to Twitter’s “firehose” of tweets.

Without that firehose, Peoplebrowsr doesn’t have much of a business. Twitter took the case to Federal Court, on the basis that “PeopleBrowsr’s complaint is based on federal antitrust law”, filing a Notice of Removal to have the TRO removed. It didn’t work. The Federal Court agreed with PeopleBrowsr, and the case is now returning to State Court, which gives PeopleBrowsr a much better chance of winning.

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