Twitter Updates TOS

twitter-birdIf you are on Twitter you may have recieved an email recently from Biz Stone with information on Twitter’s revised Terms of Service (TOS). In a nut shell the revisions include (From the Twitter Blog):

Advertising—In the Terms, we leave the door open for advertising. We’d like to keep our options open as we’ve said before.

Ownership—Twitter is allowed to “use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute” your tweets because that’s what we do. However, they are your tweets and they belong to you.

APIs—The apps that have grown around the Twitter platform are flourishing and adding value to the ecosystem. You authorize us to make content available via our APIs. We’re also working onguidelines for use of the API.

SPAM—Abusive behavior and spam is also outlined in these terms according to the rules we’ve been operating under for some time.

For a more detailed look at the changes, check out Twitter’s complete TOS, which includes information on Privacy, Copyright, User Rights, Liability and more.

PS. Twitter also just added several more background options for those of you who like to customized your Twitter.com page.

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