find the latest legal job
Monash University Director Workplace Relations
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· Exceptional senior leadership role
View details
Personal Injury Lawyer - Melbourne Eastern Suburbs - 2-5 years PAE
Category: Personal Injury Law | Location: Lilydale VIC 3140
· Fulfilling role as part of a small team in a positive workplace
View details
Legal Counsel
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· In-house opportunity · Be part of our engine for success in a high growth business
View details
Trainer/Assessor Diploma of Legal Services
Category: Other | Location: Liverpool NSW 2170
· 3 Days Per Week · 9am - 4pm
View details
Corporate and Commercial Partner
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Adelaide CBD · Join a leading Adelaide commercial law firm
View details
Twitter threatens lawsuit

Twitter threatens lawsuit

v class="b-article__info">

Just an hour ago a Twitter application developer was threatened with legal action from Twitter itself. The New Lawyer has the scoop.

TWITTER could become a new source of lawsuits as one application developer has just an hour ago been handed a letter of notice from the major social networking site.

MyTwitterButler, an application that enables auto following of users based on keywords, is being sued by Twitter.

The legal notice received by MyTwitterButler and forwarded to The New Lawyer, focuses on two key points. Twitter claims MyTwitterButler uses "aggressive' auto-following techniques, violating the Twitter TOS.

The word Twitter is used in  the name and the url, violating the Twitter trademark, it said.

MyTwitterButler founder Dean Collins was asked to take the website off-line and transfer the domain to Twitter. Collins told Digital Media, also published by Reed Business Information, The New Lawyer's publisher, he was perplexed by the notice, which came without warning.

He has not yet sought legal advice and he has requested a conference call with Twitter to try and resolve the matter.

"I'm using the publicly available API. I have no idea what they are thinking. Are they frazzled by Russian hackers and now attacking their own developer community? I have no idea."

At this stage is unclear MyTwitterButler is not the only service that offers an auto-follow tool based on keyword searches and it is unclear at this stage if other auto-follow services have also received the legal requests notices.


Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network