Twitter has announced a new feature allowing it to “reactively withhold content from users in a specific country” – e.g. blockin tweets at the request of governments. But the company says it also wants to be more transparent about deleted tweets on its service, and is publishing cease and desist notices sent to the company, including DMCA takedown notices from rightsholders. Examples from December 2011 include an RIAA request on behalf of Universal Music Group to remove tweets linking to unauthorised copies of works by Nicki Minaj and Lana Del Rey, and other notices from Sony Music, Beatport, Magnolia Pictures, Cricket Australia and others.

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