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message 1: by Rowena, Group Owner (last edited Mar 03, 2010 06:19PM) (new)

Rowena (rowenacherry) | 685 comments Mod
Here is a conversation I am having with Twitter. It began last week when I attempted to draw Twitter's attention to RAPIDLOAD.

Rowena Cherry, Mar 01 04:16 pm (PST):

It's not my stuff, but you probably want to be proactive, before the movie studios hear about it.

Best wishes,
Rowena Cherry

message 2: by Rowena, Group Owner (last edited Mar 03, 2010 06:19PM) (new)

Rowena (rowenacherry) | 685 comments Mod
Twitter sent me a form so that I could swear under penalty of perjury that I am the copyright owner.

I did not respond to that, because, as I said "It's not my stuff...."

So tonight, I receive a "friendly reminder" from Twitter.

Friendly reminder: your request 'It looks like Rapid load might be disseminating copyright infringing material' is pending and we are waiting for a response from you in order to proceed. Once you reply with the information we need, we can continue assisting you.

If your issue is resolved, just ignore this email, and your request will be closed automatically. If your issue is NOT resolved, please respond to this email within the next 4 days and let us know. If you do not respond in 4 days, the ticket will be automatically closed in our system (we get a lot of tickets and need to keep things tidy).

Please follow this link to update your ticket:

Twitter Support


message 3: by Rowena, Group Owner (new)

Rowena (rowenacherry) | 685 comments Mod
I hate talking to computers that cannot read English, or to idiots who think they can discourage honest people if they just put them through enough robo-busy work.

So, I replied:

Hi, Twitter

What sort of response would you like? As I said in my original email, it is not my copyrighted work that is being disseminated... so far, RAPIDLOADS are sharing links to software, music, and entire movies.

I was simply trying to be a good citizen and let you know that your site is hosting pirates. Recent lawsuits, for instance against Google, are finding that the CONTENT PROVIDER is liable for infringing content, and social networking sites are being defined as content providers rather that service providers.

I daresay, if TWITTER discourages and even threatens good citizens, and insists that the only people who can report malfeasance on TWITTER are the copyright owners, sooner or later TWITTER will be the subject of some debate.

Best wishes,

Rowena Cherry

Would anyone care to debate?

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