Twitter Fighting Subpoena for Occupy Wall Street Tweets

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Protesters march to Wall Street during an ACT-UP and Occupy Wall Street demonstration on April 25, 2012 in New York City. ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), was marking their 25-year anniversary in supporting services for people with AIDS worldwide. They were joined by Occupy Wall Street protesters in a march from New York's city hall to Wall Street. The groups called for a tax on Wall Street transactions and speculative trades to raise money for to end the global AIDS epidemic and provide universal healthcare in the U.S. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Photo: John Moore/2012 Getty Images

The battle over Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris’s tweets is still going, but now he has Twitter on his side. Harris, who was arrested with hundreds of others on the Brooklyn Bridge last year, was told in April that he could not block a subpoena for his since-deleted messages, which prosecutors say show he was “well aware of the police instructions, and acted with the intent of obstructing traffic on the bridge,” because they belong to the company. But Twitter is maintaining that Harris actually owns his content, so they should not be forced to turn it over. “Yesterday we filed a motion in NYC to defend a user’s voice,” Twitter’s legal counsel tweeted yesterday. And so Big Brother must be trained to jump some hurdles, at least.

Twitter Fighting Subpoena for OWS Tweets