Twitter Asks NY Appeals Court To Protect Protester's Tweets

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 9:42 PM EDT) -- Twitter Inc. on Monday urged a New York appeals court to overturn a ruling that the Manhattan district attorney could subpoena the Twitter account of an arrested Occupy Wall Street protester, arguing its users have both ownership of and an expectation of privacy in their postings.

In a brief seeking the reversal of two orders forcing Twitter to turn over protester Malcolm Harris' tweets and subscriber information to the Manhattan district attorney, the company contended that the lower court had erred in finding that the disclosure...
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