November 11, 2011

Who gets custody of Twitter when an employee quits?

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This is an interesting case, reported by arstechnica.

quotemarksright.jpgNoah Kravitz worked for PhoneDog, which is an "interactive mobile news and reviews web resource." Kravitz worked as a reviewer and video blogger. He used the "@PhoneDog_Noah" Twitter account, and it amassed approximately 17,000 followers.

When he left, PhoneDog asked for the account "back" but he demurred, instead changing the account handle from @PhoneDog_Noah to "@noahkravitz". PhoneDog sued, asserting claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, interference with economic advantage; and conversion.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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