Twitter Will Now Withhold, Not Delete, Copyright-Infringing Tweets


Twitter has updated its copyright policy to allow for increased transparency when dealing with controversial and legally-ambiguous tweets. In order to keep account holders informed of their possible infringement, Twitter will now withhold tweets – instead of outright deleting them – if they face a copyright takedown complaint.

GigaOm first noticed Twitter’s updated copyright policy, discovering a reference to it in a tweet sent by a member of its legal team:

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