Copyright: Twitter Blocks Linda Ikeji’s Tweet Linking Elnathan John’s Photos

Nigerian Blogger Linda Ikeji has been officially denied access from a tweet of hers linking a post titled “Photos: Saraki, Tambuwal, others donate blood for blast victims” to thousands of her followers.

Lawyer and Writer, Elnathan John had accused blogger Ms Ikeji of lifting photos he took without credit, at the National Blood Transfer Service in Abuja; where Speaker Aminu Tambuwal and Senator Bukola Saraki among others were captured donating blood to victims of the Monday Nyanya bomb blast.

Mr Elnathan had on Twitter appealed to the blogger Tuesday 15 April, to take down the story or credit him for the unauthorized photos she lifted from his twitter timeline. But Ms Ikeji did not respond to any of his queries.

See one of the tweets by @elnathan “Dear @lindaikeji take that story down and apologise for this theft. I have not even dropped my camera &you publish my photos without credit?”

Elnathan then wrote to the micro blogging site Twitter, reporting a copyright infringement, alleging that she (Linda Ikeji) had tweeted a link to her blog where the offending photos were.

Twitter responded favorably to his request by disabling access to the reported materials via their site.

The writer has made a similar copyright infringement report to Google which hosts Linda Ikeji’s blog where the reported pictures are. As at the time of filing this report, the report is still up on her
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  1. Although Linda Ikeji started her business as a hobby, she had no set aims for it at the start and did it before making any cash, she’s making the most of every opportunity that comes her way. Her blog produces countless naira per annum from advertisements run by businesses and Linda has slowly moved into a field ‘motivational writing’ is called by her. Speaking about her first novel It Takes You, Linda said “I hope more than anything else that everyone who reads this book learns something from it. I expect it changes their perception of more than anything else I trust it inspires them to go out there and make something of themselves” and some things.|Linda Ikeji’s website is averaging between than fifty and one hundred thousand visits every day from various nations. In fact, the site is becoming a melting pot for Nigerians based at home and in the diaspora. Discussing about how others can turn something as unconventional as blogging into a multi-million naira company, Linda said “You have to love blogging. You ca’t say I want to blog since I want to generate profits. It requires a stepping stone. There are over a thousand websites, but what will make people love seeing your website depends upon the efforts you put into it. Thus, be zealous about it, be consistent, do’t blog once or twice in a week, blog regular if you can, appreciate it, and adore it.” Her advice is on par with the words of many success trainers and creative giants – adore what you do and you will never have to work another day that you experienced.

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