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 September 11, 2012  Business, Court, Online, U.S.

Tiffany Kary reports:

Twitter Inc. has to turn over information about an Occupy Wall Street protester’s posts or face a fine, a judge ruled, giving the company three days to show it isn’t in contempt of court.

New York State Supreme Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. in Manhattan today said Twitter must produce the information by Sept. 14 or provide its earnings statements from the last two quarters so he can decide on a fine.

Read more on Bloomberg News.

If you’re like me, you may be wondering, “Whoa… didn’t Twitter just file an appeal of the judge’s ruling? Why isn’t that being allowed to run its course? Ms Kary report that Twitter’s request for a stay of the order while it appealed was denied September 7.

Hmmm.

Of course, Twitter still hasn’t answered the questions I put to it here and on Twitter as to how they justify arguing we own our content when they’re selling to “certified partners,” but even so, I’m troubled that the judge denied their stay.

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