Idaho couple sues Sun Valley, Twitter
A central Idaho couple is suing the Sun Valley Co. and the Twitter Inc. social media site, asking a judge to bar the resort from using the handle “SunValley.”
Leonard Barshack and Erin Smith, the husband and wife, say Twitter should return the username to them because they had been using it for nearly three years and weren't impersonating the Idaho resort.
The Idaho Mountain Express (http://tinyurl.com/msanabo) reports the resort sought to use the name in October. That's when Twitter sent Barshack an email, saying he was breaking Twitter's rules.
But Barshack contends he never impersonated Sun Valley and only periodically sent tweets since registering for the handle around April 2010.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- U-PARC houses companies ranging from innovative to traditional
- Visual search still hampered by image issues
- Hershey unwraps new corporate logo
- Healthy PA expands number of recipients but cuts benefits
- Gas production from Marcellus shale sets record despite fewer new wells going online
- Deported migrants find home at call centers
- Students walk shop class path to excellence
- Banks’ earnings up 5.2% in 2Q
- Economy grew at brisk 4.2% rate in Q2
- States clear way for startups to use crowdfunding
- Housing contracts rise as mortgage rates fall