Journal Article

Twitter: who's really there?

James Tumbridge

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 5, issue 2, pages 116-118
Published in print February 2010 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online February 2010 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpp223
Twitter: who's really there?

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Legal context

Twitter is readable by anyone with web access, and Tweets can be searched for and read from a variety of mobile devices, allowing onward trans-mission to others by the recipient reader at considerable speed.

Key points

Twitter has the ability to rapidly disseminate information that could have a major impact on a brand, or on a person's standing. However, should a tweet cause you or your brand harm, you may not know the true source since tweets are often posted by persons using pseudonyms or worse people pretending to be someone they are not.

Practical significance

In this fast evolving world it is important to know what action can be taken if you suffer harm, and what ability you have to trace the true source of any harmful ‘tweet.’

Journal Article.  2107 words. 

Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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