Flix Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 05:30
  'Borrowing' a funny tweet that you saw on Twitter? Noticed anyone else doing it? It may amount to stealing, as Twitter is now allowing users to claim copyright infringement on tweets. The issue seems to have come up after a Freelance writer, Olga Lexell, tweeted a joke that was copied and pasted by several accounts. The tweets were then deleted from the micro-blogging site after she reported them. According to a report in The Verge, the writer confirmed that she did file a request to have the tweets removed. "I simply explained to Twitter that as a freelance writer I make my living writing jokes (and I use some of my tweets to test out jokes in my other writing). I then explained that as such, the jokes are my intellectual property, and that the users in question did not have my permission to repost them without giving me credit," the report quotes her as saying.   ??? Are ppl using DMCA takedown notices when their Twitter joke gets stolen? https://t.co/8scLYzKrf3 ht @AbdulAzim pic.twitter.com/AC9eWnKcgs — kadhim (@kadhimshubber) July 25, 2015   Another report in the Daily Dot adds that despite Twitter allowing people to 'retweet,' some people steal content to gather a mass number of followers and may profit from plagiarized tweets.  It now remains to be seen as to how the copyright infringement claims would fair, as there is also the threat of potential false claims as anyone can submit a claim to the social networking site.     

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