Copyright in tweets

Reporting 'stolen joke' on Twitter results in removal of infringing tweets.

Although Twitter 'plagiarism' is nothing new, sources are claiming that Twitter has started removing some tweets after complaints from the original tweeter.

Plagiarism is Bad @PlagiarismBad) has reported that at least five separate tweets have been deleted by Twitter following a complaint by Olga Lexell.  She wrote to Twitter stating that she considered the joke she was testing on Twitter as her intellectual property. 

Sources: The Verge; Endgadget.