Deadspin and SB Nation Twitter Accounts Suspended Following NFL ComplaintsAdded: Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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A few days ago, Twitter suspended Deadspin and SB Nation accounts after the NFL complained about their use of copyrighted video highlights. According to the NFL, it requested Twitter to disable links to pirated NFL game videos and highlights because those infringed the NFL’s copyright. However, the NFL points out that it did not request that any Twitter accounts be disabled.
It is known that the NFL sent 18 DMCA notices regarding Deadspin account. Both suspended accounts regularly use gifs of highlights from sporting events, including NFL games. The targeted SB Nation account specializes in such highlights as well. On Monday, when the news emerged, the main Deadspin account was down for about an hour, while SB Nation was still suspended around 8pm EDT. It should be noted that both Deadspin and SB Nation still had NFL video highlights featured on their websites, with the Deadspin Twitter account still including posts with gifs from NFL game broadcasts after going back online.
Industry watchers point out that Deadspin, which doesn’t hide its disdain for the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, announced its return to online world by tweeting a picture linking to a story with the title “The Many Horrible, Stupid Faces Of Roger Goodell: A Gallery Of Authoritarian Derp.”
A couple months ago, the NFL and Twitter announced their 2-year content and advertising deal, which expanded upon prior relationships between the league and the microblogging platform. This cooperation promised to funnel more NFL video highlights and photos from games via Twitter in the following way: Twitter used an automated formula to prominently display NFL tweets and related advertisements in the streams of users likely to enjoy such information.
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
|The issue I see with this is the NFL has tax exempt status in the US. While I know it more complicated than this I feel all their programming should be public domain as long as they retain that status.|
I think going after SB Nation is not a wise move, these guys provide great sport news coverage and are big enough that should it go to court it could result in a unfavorably interpretation of the use of the NFL games. The NFL current disclaimer is in conflict with even conservative views of fair use practices.
Here is the disclaimer "This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private use of our audience. Any other use of this telecast or of any pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the game without the NFL's consent, is prohibited." That is clearly too broad, it effectively makes discussing the scores of a game a violation of the rule and potentially a crime.
|posted by (2015-10-15 07:02:44)|
|@1 As of this year they're not tax exempt. Stil....||
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