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@555uhz 'Top Gun Tweeter' Account Suspended After Paramount Issue Takedown Notice

26/02/2014 10:08 GMT | Updated 26/02/2014 10:59 GMT

Remember the ingenious and incredibly patient individual that embarked upon a mission to tweet the entirety of 'Top Gun' one frame at a time?

Well, the show's producers, Paramount, have taken rather unkindly to it and issued a takedown notice.

@555uhz is no more.

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One of @555uhz's (now removed) tweets

Paramounts over-zealous legal department wrote:

We are writing to you on behalf of our client, Paramount Pictures Corporation (“Paramount”). Paramount is the owner of copyright and other intellectual property rights in and to the “Top Gun” motion picture (hereinafter referred to as "Top Gun"). No one is authorized to copy, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use Top Gun without the express written permission of Paramount.

Notwithstanding this, it has come to our attention that a user of your website, @555uhz, is distributing the Top Gun film, frame by frame, via your website. The following URLs are some examples from the user’s Twitter account, with additional frames being uploaded continuously:

The thing is, many people tweeted in response to the original account how much it made them want to go and see the original again - hardly detrimental to Paramount.

Indeed, Paramount appear to have done themselves more harm than good with the general response appearing to be one of incredulity - another example of big corporations taking unnecessary pot-shots at the little man.