After IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Twitter locks Shashi Tharoor’s account for 2nd time

Just a short time after Congress chief raised the priority of Twitter locking him out over a copyright issue, the Thiruvananthapuram MP was apparently “locked out” once more as he used a copyrighted video to elucidate the issue.

Terming the motion by Twitter a “foolish response” to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of the USA (DCMA) discover, Shashi Tharoor mentioned that the microblogging website might have simply disabled the video.

“And @Twitter locked me out again because to explain the problem, the first tweet in this thread included the offending copyrighted video. Locking is a foolish response to a DCMA notice; disabling the video [which they’ve now done] should be enough. @Twitter has a lot to learn,” Tharoor tweeted.

It all began when Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned on the Koo app that Twitter denied him access to his account for almost an hour on the alleged grounds that there was a “violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of the USA”

Congress chief Shashi Tharoor on Friday, moments after Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s tweet, mentioned the identical factor occurred with him too.

Congress’s Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter and mentioned: “Raviji, the same thing just happened to me. Clearly DMCA is getting hyperactive. This tweet has been deleted by @Twitter because its video includes the copyrighted BoneyM song Rasputin.”

Shashi Tharoor, who can be the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, mentioned that he can be in search of an evidence from Twitter India over the temporary locking of his and Ravi Shankar Prasad’s account.

“As Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, I can state that we will be seeking an explanation from @TwitterIndiafor the locking of @rsprasad’s & my accounts & the rules & procedures they follow while operating in India,” Tharoor mentioned within the tweet.

The Thiruvananthpuram MP, nonetheless, didn’t blame Twitter for the motion, saying that the microblogging platform “clearly had no choice but to honour a DMCA takedown notice, however stupid and pointless the request was”.

What is DMCA?

Both Ravi Shankar Prasad and Shashi Tharoor’s accounts have been locked as they violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of the USA that the corporate adheres to for its personal copyright coverage.

The DMCA, which Twitter and lots of different on-line platforms cite to droop and ban accounts, is among the outdated legal guidelines defending mental property and copyright belonging to an individual or an organisation.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act “criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works [commonly known as digital rights management or DRM].”

In easier phrases, DMCA is sort of a go-to regulation for nearly the entire web as over 20 years in the past, when the WWW began to take over the world, there was nobody framework that could possibly be used to handle copyright on it. The drawback was much more acute due to the worldwide and borderless nature of the web.

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