That precedent could spell defeat for Twitter’s current legal efforts to find out who leaked its source code to GitHub, a media law expert told Law&Crime. The case involved a then-unknown Twitter user going by the handle @CallMeMoneyBags, who — as the name suggested — poked fun at wealthy people in tech, finance or politics, such as Jeff Bezos, Nancy Pelosi and Musk. As the company hunts for the leaker, Epner expects Twitter to be forced to satisfy a test of their own creation. “So, even if the Court issues the subpoena (which it likely will), GitHub might be able to quash the subpoena,” Epner said. “Either the user or GitHub can move to quash and use the Twitter case as precedent to prove that Twitter cannot get what Twitter wants,” Epner said.
Source: Forbes March 28, 2023 01:19 UTC