Copyright Infringement and Twitter: Stolen Joke Tweets Are No Laughing Matter

Copyright Infringement and Twitter: Stolen Joke Tweets Are No Laughing Matter

Olga Lexell writes jokes for a living, and like many other witty writers and comedians, she shares her original jokes on Twitter. Just don’t think it’s OK to copy and paste one of her jokes into your own tweet without giving her an attribution. To Lexell, doing so amounts to copyright infringement, and Twitter has backed her up by removing several infringing tweets.

Learn what damages you may be entitled to when it comes to violations of your IP rights on social media. Read more about Copyright Infringement.

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