PJ Media’s Nina Yablok is trying to return the Twitter handle @Instapundit to the hands of trademark owner Glenn Reynolds, and she’s asking for help in getting Twitter’s attention.
The long version of the story can be found on the PJ Tatler, but in short, the person maintaining the @Instapundit handle (with Reynold’s permission) has gone missing in action, and Yablok’s multiple attempts to contact Twitter regarding the matter have gone nowhere.
The @Instapundit account has since been suspended, but Yablok hopes that retweets of the #RepondTwitter hashtag might help her reach a human being who can help resolve the situation.
Hopefully Twitter will take this attempt to talk to a human being about a real legal issue in the spirit in which it’s intended, which is simply: I’ve run out of more traditional ways to get your attention and I don’t want to ask a judge to order you to just send me an email from a human being.
— Bob Belvedere (@BobBelvedere) July 31, 2012
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Update: Ed Driscoll writes:
Thanks for mentioning the effort to get Glenn Reynolds’ Twitter feed back under his control at Twitchy. We heard from Twitter late Monday night, and now Instapundit is indeed back under Glenn’s control. Assuming I’ve set the new RSS feed up properly, his account should be pumping out lots of new Insta-posts into the Twitter-sphere.