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    June 30, 2014, 6:18 p.m.
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    LINK:   |   Posted by: Joseph Lichterman   |   June 30, 2014

    Last week, we wrote about , a Twitter account that automatically tweets out a GIF and a video of each goal scored in the World Cup. Great idea! Interesting execution! But also a copyright violation, at least according to , the governing body that runs the World Cup.

    Early Saturday morning, @ReplayLastGoal a screenshot of an email from Twitter informing , the account’s creator, that FIFA had filed a request asking Twitter to remove the account for copyright violation.

    Its Facebook page has also been .

    All of @ReplayLastGoal’s tweets from before the takedown notice have been removed — but the account keeps tweeting out new goals. Damman is also a cofounder of , so he appropriately of Twitter users urging FIFA to allow @ReplayLastGoal to continue.

    @ReplayLastGoal isn’t the only account having problems with World Cup copyright violations. SB Nation has had two Vine accounts that showcased six-second videos of World Cup goals deleted, . ESPN and Univision, which own the broadcast rights to the Cup in the United States, have been vigilant in trying to eradicate unofficial World Cup videos and GIFs, the Journal reported. Slate, for instance, created a video showcasing the of the World Cup.

    It was promptly removed.

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