10 Tweets on the Twitter Suspension of Deadspin and SBNation

October 28, 2015 - By: Sarah Pease

When epic or funny sports moments happen, we automatically turn to social media so we can watch the video clip or GIF (over and over). Most of the time it’s no big deal, but recently Gawker Media’s
Deadspin and Vox Media’s
SBNation got their Twitter accounts temporarily suspended after the
NFL complained about copyright infringement regarding short video clips and GIFs in their tweets. While
neither suspension lasted very long, sports fans and industry insiders were not happy, and once again the debate about
fair use and copyright infringement flared up.

Here are 10 tweets heard ‘round the Twitterverse on the subject:

 

 

 

 

 

  At least Deadspin had a good sense of humor about the situation:  

  Do you think the suspension was justified? Tell us in the comments!