Q: Is a tweet (words or phrases, not pictures) public domain or does ownership automatically attach to the one who posts?
For instance a popular tweet such as a post by someone called @geraldinreverse: "well, well, well, if it isn't the consequenses of my own actions."
It got almost 300K likes and 140K retweets.
Is that phrase owned by @geraldinreverse or can I print that phrase on a shirt and sell it?
Consult with an attorney
You are referring to copyright
There are requirements related to copyrights such as innovation and creativity, and also the scope or size of creation
It is likely that what you indicated does not fall under copyright, maybe under trademark but would need to become a brand for a product or service
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