Twitter has deleted a photo posted by U.S. President Donald Trump that owns the copyright after receiving a complaint from the New York Times’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) on Tuesday,media reported. It was the second time in two weeks that Twitter had to remove content from Trump’s account because of copyright infringement.
Twitter and Facebook deleted a “rigged” video from Trump’s account two weeks ago after the parents of a toddler’s toddler filed a copyright complaint.
A Twitter spokesman confirmed that the content had been removed due to a complaint from the right holder’s DMCA. A spokesman for The New York Times confirmed that it had filed a notice of removal and that Twitter had taken action.
The copyright complaint was posted to the Lumen database, a database that collects requests for legal complaints and online material deletion.
Twitter states in its copyright policy that it responds to a valid copyright complaint from the copyright owner or its authorized representative. Twitter regularly shares the total number of DMCA removal and counternotifications it receives for Periscope content owned by Twitter and Twitter.
This photo, which was deleted, was taken by New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Damon Winter. The photo was taken by The New York Times in conjunction with a 2015 feature of then-candidate Donald Trump.