Concerning the Copyright Claims of the NFL

I found it interesting to know that even the NFL is strict when it comes to copy right. They have requested twitter to remove material that they felt were in violation of their fair use policies. As a result Twitter had to temporarily suspend Gawker Media’s sport site: Deadspin.

Vox Media’s SB Nation accounts were also suspended for tweeting GIFs of college football games. I found that really interesting too, you might figure it is okay to use those since it is just college football.

I had no clue that the NFL was that strict when it came to fair use and copyright. It is understandable however, since tweeters sometimes go to far with their remixes. In other words I agree with the NFL for not allowing their fans to illegally use more than they should in their remix tweets and other material related to the teams and their players.

After all that is one way in which sports teams make their profits by being able to sell certain publications or media to those paying for it, so someone just grabbing a few images illegally and putting it there via a simple tweet without permission from the NFL may make it harder for the teams to make a profit or even maintain the teams’ image in a way they would be of benefit.