About tweetCC & why licensing your tweets matters
It would be nice if twitter could allow for a CC or other license on your content, then people don't have to ask.
Twitter is clear that they make no intellectual claims over your tweets.
We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide. Your profile and materials uploaded remain yours.
[…] encourages users to contribute their creations to the public domain or consider progressive licensing terms.
But what about the people who want to reproduce your tweets? With no tweet license policy, republishing them without asking is a bit of a grey area.
Anyone wanting to reproduce tweets can then do so without asking you.
We don't ask for your Twitter login or password as this password anti-pattern practice teaches people how to be phished. Don't scatter your passwords around like chicken feed.
tweetCC is not affiliated with Twitter, although we hope that one day Twitter will make tweetCC part of its user sign-up process. We're not affiliated with Creative Commons, but we do love what they do. (* Please do not send other questions or messages using @tweetcc.)