Re: [Internet Policy] Fwd: Re[2]: Coca Cola applies to protect Twitter Hastags.

Christian de Larrinaga <cdel@firsthand.net> Mon, 12 January 2015 15:17 UTC

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Seems to be something for twitter to work out? It could presumably
charge or apply whatever localised policy for tags people wanted to use
in its own service if it wanted to?

Christian

Larry Masinter wrote:
> I think what’s interesting is that hashtags, unlike domain names, don’t need any special regulatory agency to manage, because the technology allows for multiple uses.  
> 
> Does twitter regulate hash tags or allow users to “own” one? I don’t think so. So using a hashtag on twitter isn’t much different from typing it in email or putting it up on a billboard, is it??
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> Larry
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