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Twitter suspends accounts after NFL grievances

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015|12:30 a.m.

NEW YORK– Twitter represents sites Deadspin and SB Nation were suspended by the social networks platform Monday night after the NFL submitted notifications connected to their use of copyrighted video highlights.

The NFL informed The Associated Press that it asked for Twitter “disable links to more than a lots pirated NFL video game videos and highlights that breach the NFL’s copyright,” including that it did not demand that any Twitter accounts be handicapped.

The NFL sent 18 Digital Millennium Copyright Act notices relating to the Gawker-owned Deadspin account, stated Gawker social networks strategist Terron Moore through Twitter.

Both suspended accounts regularly make use of GIFs of highlights from sporting events, consisting of NFL video games. The SB Nation account that was suspended, @SBNationGIF, concentrates on such highlights.

The primary Deadspin account was down for about an hour before being re-activated around 8 p.m. EDT, while @SBNationGIF was still suspended.

Both Deadspin and SB Nation still had NFL video highlights showcased on their websites, and the Deadspin account still included posts with GIFs from NFL game broadcasts when it was re-activated.

Deadspin, which doesn’t hide its ridicule for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, announced its return by tweeting an image linking to a story titled “The Numerous Terrible, Foolish Faces Of Roger Goodell: A Gallery Of Authoritarian Derp.”

In August, the NFL and Twitter announced a two-year material and marketing deal that expanded upon prior relationships in between the league and the social media platform. The deal promised to funnel more NFL video highlights and images from video games through Twitter, with the site utilizing an automated formula to plainly display NFL tweets and relevant advertisements in the streams of accountholders likely to enjoy the details.

AP Pro Football Author Barry Wilner contributed to this report.