Twitter has added some new elements to its DMCA takedown procedure that add more transparency to the process.
Tweets that have received a takedown notice will indicate they have been withheld due to a response from a copyright holder. Any media, such as a picture, will also be replaced with a similar message. Twitter will no longer simply remove the tweet once a takedown request has been received. A Twitter user can file a counter-notice without the tweet being entirely removed.
The new procedure offers far more transparency for third parties. Other Twitter users can read why the contents of the tweet were removed and leave comments on the takedown request. Journalists and bloggers will not be in the dark about a particular tweet’s disappearance.
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