Twitter’s Copyright Strike System is Down, Allowing Users to Post Entire Movies to the Site

It's like the wild wild west on Twitter right now.

Twitter's copyright strike system is reportedly down. 

The system is responsible for taking down any copyrighted content, like movies and music, that may be circulating on its site. But since it's not functioning as it should, many users are taking the opportunity to tweet out full-length versions of popular films and TV shows. 

The only caveat to doing this is the site's maximum video upload requirement, meaning the movie can't be posted in one tweet. Instead, fans are filling each others' timelines with threads of a couple of minutes worth of video clips in their chronological order. 

One fan tweeted out the first Avatar movie from 2009 on Nov. 17, and the thread is still live as of writing.

Another shared the entirety of the 2014 Need for Speed film, starring Aaron Paul, Dakota Johnson, Rami Malek, Michael Keaton, Kid Cudi, and Imogen Poots

Someone else took it upon themself to post an entire episode of SpongeBob SquarePants

Also being pirated are episodes from the animated series Infinity Train. 

Previously, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift movie was also available on Twitter in threads of two-minute clips–a total of 49 tweets–but it has since been removed. 

It's currently unclear if the account that had initially shared Tokyo Drift was suspended for copyright violations or unrelated reasons. 

Based on the fact that many of the other accounts posting copyrighted content are still live, the outage of the copyright strike system appears to be a consequence of the hundreds of employees who resigned from Twitter earlier this week, according to a report from The Verge

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