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Twitter Faces Fines, Contempt of Court in Occupy Wall Street Case

Twitter has until the end of the week to hand over information on one of its users, or the company will be slapped with fines and a contempt of court charge, a New York State Supreme Court judge has ruled. Twitter has fought previous orders, maintaining that the data belongs to defendant Malcolm Harris, a New York resident allegedly involved in an Occupy Wall Street protest on the Brooklyn Bridge last October. “I can’t put Twitter or the little blue bird in jail, so the only way to punish is monetarily,” Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino said in his ruling, first reported by Bloomberg.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work