What Part of the Word Publishing Don’t You Understand?

Warning: this is probably just a waste of time, but still, I was curious, then fascinated, as I read Investigative Journalist Claims Her Public Tweets Aren’t ‘Publishable;’ Threatens To Sue Blogger Who Does Exactly That on Techdirt.

Lawsuit over published tweets

My first reaction:

It’s publishing. Look up the definition. Published and not publishable are opposites.

It’s an interesting story, though, followed by some lively comments.

One note that might be relevant: I visited the Twitter account in question. It’s locked. Does locking the account make it not published? I don’t know.

Still, can I say something in public and sue you for quoting me? Seems oddly illogical.


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