'OMG! Ur TM, © Being Infringed @Twitter!'

Law360, New York (July 22, 2009, 1:05 PM EDT) -- First there was MySpace and Facebook. Then there was YouTube. Now there’s Twitter, the fast-growing social medium distinguished by its brevity — each message or “tweet” can contain no more than 140 characters.

Everybody knows about the extensive copyright disputes YouTube has sparked. But how much harm to intellectual property rights can you do with 140 characters? Quite a lot, as it turns out. This article will provide a brief factual overview of Twitter and look at some legal issues it presents.


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