Top Gun frame-by-frame tweeter Shot Down by Lawyers

top-gun-twitterA Twitter account that was being used to tweet the film Top Gun frame by frame has been suspended following a complaint from the film studio.

Lawyers for Paramount Pictures said that the retelling of the 1986 film breached its copyright.
But the decision has been derided on social media sites as heavy-handed.

The user had been posting updates, which included captions, for more than a month, but still had the majority of the film to cover.

A letter from the studio’s lawyers to Twitter dated 21 February read: “No-one is authorised to copy, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use Top Gun without the express written permission of Paramount.

“Notwithstanding this, it has come to our attention that a user of your website, @555uhz, is distributing the Top Gun film, frame by frame, via [Twitter].

“We request that you immediately remove all the Top Gun images from this website relating to the @555uhz user account.”


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