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Copyright Issues Arising from Tweets and Re-tweets: A Jordanian Prospective

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AbstractThis article presents an overview of the copyright issues arising from tweets and re-tweets from a Jordanian prospective. While this is not a comparative study, the author refers in brief to other jurisdictions, in particular to the US Copyright Act and the United Kingdom Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, in addition to selected cases from the above-mentioned jurisdictions. This article addresses the following three main questions. The first issue questions whether the 140-character limit enjoys copyright protection? And, therefore, would a re-tweet constitute copyright infringement? The second issue concerns whether posting an original image on a Twitter post can be considered a copyright infringement. The final issue to be discussed in this article is whether reposting a Tweet constitutes fair dealing.

Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Law, Al-Bayt UniversityMafraqJordan


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