Ryan, Gnip will have to extend the Twitter API Rules into their TOS, otherwise good luck with enforcing the Twitter API Rules if the stream consumer has a contract only with Gnip.
Your answer about elevated access answers my question about value. For completeness, here's what ReadWriteWeb says about the prices: Gnip will offer 50% of all the messages posted to Twitter for $360,000 per year, or 5% of all messages for $60,000 per year.  http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/twitter_to_sell_50_of_all_tweets_for_360kyear_thro.php On Nov 17, 4:31 pm, Ryan Sarver <rsar...@twitter.com> wrote: > That's explicitly not true. You are bound by both the Twitter API > Rules and Gnip's TOS > > On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 1:31 PM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > By the way, if you get Twitter data from Gnip, you are not bound to > > the Twitter TOS. Your business and contractual relationship is with > > Gnip, not Twitter. > > > On Nov 17, 3:28 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> The minimum Gnip charge is $500 per month, with a minimum of a year > >> contract, if you want to use Gnip in a production application. > > >> And that's before the -- still unknown -- additional access charges > >> for the Twitter feeds. > > >> You can't use Gnip in a production application if you are not an > >> incorporated business, so that excludes access for many developers, > >> even if they can afford the charges. > > >> Maybe there's a secondary market here, for an incorporated business to > >> provide access for one-man developers to Gnip data for a fee. Meaning, > >> Reseller Inc subscribes to Gnip and gets the data feeds, and resells > >> them to one-man developers. I haven't checked Gnip's TOS to see if > >> that's expressly prohibited. > > >> On Nov 17, 2:51 pm, "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <zn...@borasky- > > >> research.net> wrote: > >> > Ryan, what about User Streams? I'm building something around User > >> > Streams but it is a "non-display" analytics application. Am I at risk > >> > for Twitter inserting another business into *my* data stream as well? > >> > And I'm curious how some of the other Streaming consumers are going to > >> > react to insertion of a monopoly middleman into their data source. I > >> > briefly dealt with Gnip a while back and found their API hard to use > >> > and their pricing exorbitant. > >> > -- > >> > M. Edward (Ed) Boraskyhttp://borasky-research.nethttp://twitter.com/znmeb > > >> > "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul > >> > Erdos > > > -- > > Twitter developer documentation and resources:http://dev.twitter.com/doc > > API updates via Twitter:http://twitter.com/twitterapi > > Issues/Enhancements Tracker:http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > > Change your membership to this > > group:http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk