Twitter's legal counsel Ben Lee tweeted yesterday: "Twitter users own their Tweets. They have a right to fight invalid government requests, and we continue to stand with them in that fight."

Twitter users aren't the only ones paying attention to this battle, which is sure to drag out into next year. The ultimate ruling could impact millions of users not just of Twitter, but also all the other social platforms.

--Written by Julia Boorstin at CNBC
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