Twitter's Legal Battle: Who Owns Your Tweets?
By Julia Boorstin, CNBC Correspondent
NEW YORK (CNBC) -- Who owns your tweets? What about all that personal information you've given Twitter? Or tweets you deleted? Or drafts you saved?
Those questions are the focus of a battle Twitter is waging with a New York State judge.
Twitter says that its users own their tweets, and all that personal information. The court says Twitter does, and should hand them over when subpoenaed. This week Twitter has filed an appeal to New York Supreme Court, the second time it's filed a motion in this case.Bottom line: Twitter says that it makes it clear in its terms of services that users own their content and they have "a right to fight invalid government requests," i.e. subpoenas.
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