An interesting implication is buried in all of this.

FACT: states: "Please give
us a nod in your app, perhaps by including one of these stylish
"Powered by Twitter" badges", which I read as "If ya use the API you
must acknowledge twitter."

FACT: The letter from twitter's lawyers states: "stop all use of ...
the TWITTER mark", which I read as "Ya can't use the word twitter in
your application or on your website".

IMPLICATION: No one can use the API !!!

I guess we should all pack up and move on.


On Aug 11, 10:13 pm, Larry Wright <> wrote:
> As others have pointed out, this isn't a lawsuit. That aside, Twitter  
> announced some time ago that they were not comfortable with people  
> using their name as part of the name of their product 
> (
> , so it seems odd that you would be surprised by this.
> Regardless, you'll get little sympathy from me. Your application  
> encourages many of the behaviors most twitter users find annoying. The  
> Twitter ecosystem is frankly better off without it.
> Larry Wright
> On Aug 11, 2009, at 9:48 PM, Dean Collins wrote:
> > Any other developer being sued by Twitter today?
> > If so give me a call – feel free to tweet
> > ’m_Being_Sued to anyone you want – looking forward to the press  
> > having a field day with this.
> > Regards,
> > Dean Collins
> >
> > +1-212-203-4357   New York
> > +61-2-9016-5642   (Sydney in-dial).
> > +44-20-3129-6001 (London in-dial).

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