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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Twitter: Still No Revenue; Mark Cuban & Courtney Love Tweet to Make Money For Others

The Los Angeles Times reports that both the NBA and clothing designer Dawn Simorangkir stand to make money off of "tweets" from Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, and from musician(?) Courtney Love, respectfully (if such a word can be used in this context).

Cuban was fined $25,000 for tweeting about "bad" officiating in a recent game, during the game.

Cuban later tweeted, "can't say no one makes money from twitter now. the nba does."

Courtney Love allegedly defamed clothing designer Dawn Simorangkir by tweeting something that the LA Times wouldn't even link to, nevermind quote. Simorangkir has sued.

The LA Times makes a great point about celebrities previously taking their conflicts to the media who would then filter comments approaching defamation so their publications wouldn't get sued. Without that filter, celebrities, and others have a direct line to the public - good or bad.

Mark Cuban addresses the issue of tweet copyright in a recent post. He asks, "so when an or any other outlet republishes a tweet, have they violated copyright law?"

Any guesses on where the NBA read about Cuban's tweet blasting the referees?

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