16 Dec '12, 12pm

"Tweets Belong To The User….And Words Are Complicated" an interesting read via @johnbattelle

"Tweets Belong To The User….And Words Are Complicated" an interesting read via @johnbattelle

(image GigaOm ) Like many of you, I’ve been fascinated by the ongoing drama around Twitter over the past few months (and I’ve commented on part of it here , if you missed it). But to me, one of the most interesting aspects of Twitter’s evolution has gone mostly unnoticed: its ongoing legal battle with a Manhattan court over the legal status of tweets posted by an Occupy Wall St. protestor. In this case , the State of New York is arguing that a tweet, once uttered, becomes essentially a public statement, stripped of any protections. The judge in the case concurs: In this Wired coverage , for example, he is quoted as writing “If you post a tweet, just like if you scream it out the window, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy.” Twitter disagrees, based on its own Terms of Service , which state “what’s yours is yours – you own your Content.” As the NYT puts it: Twitte...

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