Twitter is a social network platform which is available to most people who have a computer and therefore any content on it is not subject to the same copyright laws as it is already in the public domain.

This was the comment made in response to a complaint about the BBC attributing photographs to ‘Twitter’, violating the photographers’ copyright. Of course, we can subtly reword this legal stance. Let’s try a few.

Twitter news.bbc.co.uk is a social network platform website which is available to most people who have a computer and therefore any content on it is not subject to the same copyright laws as it is already in the public domain.

Twitter BBC Television is a social network platform an EM wave emission which is available to most people who have a computer television and therefore any content on it is not subject to the same copyright laws as it is already in the public domain.

Twitter The Director General of the BBC’s car is a social network platform motor vehicle which is available to most people who have a computer crowbar and therefore any content on driving of it is not subject to the same copyright property laws as it is already in the public domain.

OK that last one might be pushing it a little bit. However, I think the others stand up to the same legal standards as the BBC’s original statement.

Oh and before you go and republish the BBC’s entire body of work for profit, it’s worth point out that the original statement by the BBC is a legal fiction.