Your Twitter Account – who owns it? - KOTA Territory News

Your Twitter Account – who owns it?

Gary Jensen
Beardsley, Jensen and Von Wald

Think you own your Twitter account – well, maybe not.  

Is your Twitter account a personal account or a corporate account for your employer?  It's more complicated than you might think.

Who follows your Twitter account – friends or clients of your employer?  Whose name is on the account – yours or your employer's?  Is "your" Twitter account essentially a customer list?

At this point in the evolution of Twitter, most legal commentators would probably say that no one knows for sure who owns "your" Twitter account.

    There's a lawsuit going on in California where this issue may be addressed.  

    Stay tuned.

E-mail Gary is intended as general information on legal issues affecting us all.  This information should not be relied upon in any particular case and should never be used in lieu of consulting with an attorney.

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