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Copyright protection for jokes – Not a joke anymore?

Thou shal not steal is definitely the underlying point of all intellectual property rights, and Twitter reaffirmed this by deleting a tweet on a complaint made by Olga Lexell, a freelance writer from Los Angeles. Her premise was that she’s a freelance writer who makes her living writing jokes and since that’s her creation (intellectual property), other users didn’t have the right to re-post it without giving her due credit. This has definitely raised a lot of questions on whether jokes can actually be copyrighted under the copyright laws and more importantly, if such a right would be enforceable.

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