Right. usage of the API is completely under Twitter control and TOS. I understand that. And yes, all of this is new and subject to litigation. Not worth the headache unless a rug was pulled out under and existing established business and agreement, which is probably only a few companies if any and I'm sure Twitter is working with them.
On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 12:14 AM, Edward Hotchkiss < edw...@edwardhotchkiss.com> wrote: > Well, they do have their ToS the law has so far placed in favor of usage of > apps and apis regardless of ToS as long as it is "legal". Yet, due to > massive litigation. > > > Best, > > -------------- > Edward H. Hotchkiss > http://www.edwardhotchkiss.com/ > http://www.twitter.com/edwardhotchkiss/ > -------------- > > > > On Nov 18, 2010, at 2:26 PM, Matthew Terenzio wrote: > > We have every right in the world to gather this data for analysis without > any permission. It's public. Redistributing it will be subject to fair use > and copyright law but not gathering it and making broad analysis. That is > what search engines do and so far the courts have said they have a right to > cache copies on their own servers, not for public display necessarily, but > in order to better analyze it. Oddly, the courts landed on the right side > for once, saying that the greater good of the utility of search was a > societal need and, in this case, more important than minor infringements, if > any, on the site's copyrights. > > On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 12:18 PM, Ryan Sarver <rsar...@twitter.com> wrote: > >> Companies have leveraged Twitter’s open API to analyze and report on >> conversations and sentiment across the network since its inception. >> These products have been indispensable in helping brands, marketers >> and businesses engage with their customers on Twitter. This is an area >> we want to support more fully, and today we are excited to announce a >> partnership with Gnip to develop and market data products specifically >> for these analysis and non-display companies. Gnip will sublicense >> access to our public Tweets to developers interested in analyzing >> large amounts of Twitter data. >> >> Over the past year we have spoken with many companies and >> entrepreneurs throughout the ecosystem who need easier access to more >> data. In particular, companies building analysis and non-display >> products have asked us for greater volume and coverage. Our >> partnership with Gnip is built to address this need. Gnip will focus >> exclusively on creating products to meet the existing and emerging >> demands of companies creating non-display products. Check out Gnip’s >> blog to learn more and to see details about their initial Twitter data >> products: http://blog.gnip.com/gnip-twitter-partnership/. >> >> Many of you may wonder what this means for elevated access and >> whitelisting requests. Our default levels like Spritzer, Follow and >> Track will not be changing, and will remain free and available >> directly from Twitter. Companies and developers are encouraged to >> begin development with these free APIs, available at >> http://dev.twitter.com/pages/streaming_api. This does affect companies >> wishing to create products which analyze Tweets and do not display >> Tweets to end-users. Moving forward, we will begin to encourage these >> companies needing elevated access for analysis and non-display >> products to work with Gnip to find the right data products for their >> commercial needs. >> >> We’re excited about this partnership, and the support it offers the >> data analysis and non-display market. You can learn more about the >> details and Gnip by visiting http://gnip.com/twitter. Please let me >> know if you have any questions about how this affects you and your >> products. >> >> To contact Gnip: >> web: http://gnip.com >> email: i...@gnip.com >> twitter: http://twitter.com/gnip >> >> Best, Ryan >> >> -- >> 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 > > > -- > 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