Twitter Inc (TWTR) VS Sony Corp (ADR) (SNE): Battle Of Copyrights and Account Suspensions Begins


In an article on USA Today, it was reported that Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is under fire from Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) for not taking any action against the Tweeters who are posting the details of the leaked Sony email, which has caused a massive stir globally. A Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) user shared screenshots of the email leak. Sony is frantically contacting media outlets, blogs and websites in order to stop the spread of the hacked material. Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)  attorney has issued a letter to Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) in which the company has threatened that either Twitter must block the users who are sharing the email leak details or get ready to face legal consequences.

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The statement ‘requested’ Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) to block all the users who are disseminating information regarding private data of Sony. It says that Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) or any user of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has not right to upload, download, spread, Tweet and share any leaked and private data of Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE).

Sony private data leaks have some embarrassing information. It includes negative comments about movies, celebrities, some details about the pays and packages of the stars. Sony and Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) have declined to comment on this issue, said the source.

This rift among Sony and Twitter can continue for the upcoming months. Suspension of any account just on the basis of private data leak share can end up forcing Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) blocking hundreds if not thousands of accounts. This will be a violation of freedom of speech but Sony has claimed that Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) terms of service prohibits any user to share copyrighted materials and Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)  email and private data comes under this material.

John Thaler’s Jat Capital Management owns over 7.3 million shares in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR).

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