Twitter Censors Account Tweeting Every Frame Of ‘Top Gun’

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Paramount Pictures urged microblogging site Twitter to deal with an account on the latter’s site that tweeted frame-by-frame photographs of the 1986 film “Top Gun.”

1,500+ frames

Twitter user @555uhz updated its profile every hour with a series of images and quotes coming from the Tom Cruise flick. In one month’s time, the username built up a 7,000-strong follower base and over 1,500 frames of Top Gun.

The movie studio, however, caught wind of the activity, and it quickly set its lawyers to urge Twitter in reprimanding the account.

Immediate removal

“It has come to our attention that a user of your website, @555uhz, is distributing the Top Gun film, frame by frame, via your website. We request that you immediately remove all the Top Gun images from this website relating to the @555uhz user account,” wrote the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

The notice listed the URLs of the images, to which Twitter responded by taking down the account and posted a Digital Millennium Copyright Act notification.

“Re-posting material removed in response to a DMCA notification may result in permanent account suspension. If you believe the content was removed in error, please file a counter-notification rather than simply re-posting the material,” posted Twitter.

As of posting, user handle @555uhz is still alive, although some images were already taken down due to copyright claims. There have been no updates from the account since Tuesday.