By Kate Kellogg, News24 News24/24, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation Australia (NMC), 10/20/18 Originally published as Murdoch to sue Twitter for copyright infringement article Rupert Murdoch is set to launch a legal action against Twitter after the social media giant alleged that it had infringed his copyright.
The Murdoch family, including News Corp, have long claimed that their content should be available for free on the company’s platforms.
However, a report by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has found that Twitter has taken steps to stop the free sharing of their content.
Twitter’s response to the ALRC’s inquiry was that the company is committed to respecting the rights of copyright holders, including ensuring that copyright owners can be notified of infringements.
It also said that it does not take the rights to copyright seriously.
But now the Australian Federal Police has accused the social network of infringing copyright on the grounds of “anti-competitive behaviour”.
The AFP has sent a letter to Twitter which reads: “It is alleged that you are attempting to undermine the ability of people to access copyrighted works by offering services that restrict access to them.”
The letter says the ALRP has “found no evidence of any infringement of copyright in the use of a platform, and there are no significant concerns” about the way Twitter handles copyright disputes.
In its response to this letter, Twitter said it was “encouraging a free, open, and democratic internet”, and that it would be “taking all necessary steps” to make sure that people had access to copyright protected content.
However, the company has also come under fire from a number of other copyright holders who have accused it of being a “platform of bullies”.
A number of these include: The Recording Industry Association of Australia (RIAA), which has labelled Twitter’s actions a “cyber war on artists”.
In a letter sent to the Australian copyright regulator, the RIAA stated that “there is a strong likelihood that you will be able to obtain a fair and adequate remedy for the alleged infringement.”
The letter also stated that the RAA was “not aware of any such specific threats” made against the RCA.
RIAAC is the largest copyright lobby group in the country.
The letter continued: “This could lead to an unintended and damaging impact on the RMA’s ability to promote the public interest.”
In other words, if you do not get a fair, equitable and speedy remedy you can expect to lose out in the future.
This is an issue that has been raised before with regards to the copyright industry and the digital economy.
Some copyright holders have been calling for a boycott of Twitter, arguing that it is “an abusive and oppressive tool for censoring and silencing criticism of the big media empire.”
The RIAa, along with the Recording Industry, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and the Recording Producers’ Association of Canada (MPCA), all issued a joint statement calling on Twitter to stop blocking users.
“We urge Twitter to work with the RPA, MPAA, and other copyright owners to resolve this problem.” “
And it is not just the RGA and MPAA that is calling for an end to Twitter’s blockings. “
We urge Twitter to work with the RPA, MPAA, and other copyright owners to resolve this problem.”
And it is not just the RGA and MPAA that is calling for an end to Twitter’s blockings.
Earlier this month, the Australian Recording Industry (ARIA) said that the “corrupting” use of Twitter was putting Australia at a competitive disadvantage with its rival services.
The ARIA called on Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey to “get out of the business of censoring” its users.
“We are all in this together, and we must be together on this,” said the ARIA’s chairman, Clive Davies.
We are calling on Jack Dorseys CEO to get out of Twitter.
He should get out and stop censoring us.
There have been calls for Twitter to suspend or delete accounts that have been accused of sharing “anti-” or “anti”-Australian content.
The social media platform has denied this is the case.
A Twitter spokesperson told ABC Radio Melbourne that the platform has a zero-tolerance policy for content that is harmful, threatening or offensive.
The spokesperson added that the content in question was not “taken seriously” by the company, and was “a few hours old”.
“We do not take copyright seriously, so we do not want to see it on our platforms,” the spokesperson said.
As of today, Twitter has already suspended some accounts that had been accused by copyright holders of using anti-Australian content and it has removed content that appeared to be “spammy