The Top Gun Twitter Account Was Shot Down By Paramount's Lawyers

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The hilarious frame-by-frame Top Gun Twitter account has gone the way of Goose after his ejector seat slammed up against the canopy. (Did I need a spoiler alert for that?)

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Mashable reports that Paramount Pictures sent a letter to Twitter themselves claiming a copyright violation. As of this writing @555uhz is still up, but has not put out any new tweets since yesterday.

Here's what Paramount said in a statement:

"No one is authorized to copy, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use Top Gun without the express written permission of Paramount," the letter read. "We request that you immediately remove all the Top Gun images from this website relating to the @555uhz user account. We further declare under penalty of perjury that we are authorized to act on behalf of Paramount and that the information in this letter is accurate."

That's kind of a bummer, isn't it? I understand where Paramount is coming from, but it's not like you could conceivably watch the movie like this. It would take forever, basically.

Whatever. You can be my wingman any time, @555_uhz.

DISCUSSION

jariten1781
jariten1781

I'm Paramount. Guy is tweeting my movie and getting lots of attention for it. Do I:

#1: Approach guy, make agreement to allow him to continue for current movie as well as drop some ads in for upcoming Paramount releases and give him a small payment as an advertiser. New advertising stream for little to no effort sounds kinda good.

#2: Send a lawyery cease and desist letter. I mean, after all it is my movie. Who cares if I'm going to get bad press and look like a douche?

#2 it is!