UK High Court Allows Injunction To Be Delivered Via Twitter

from the you've-been-tweetserved? dept

Last year, we wrote about how a judge in Australia allowed someone to “serve” documents in a legal dispute via Facebook, after other methods proved unworkable. Now, over in the UK, the High Court has allowed an injunction against a Twitter user to be delivered via Twitter itself. It’s the typical story. Someone set up a fake Twitter account, and the real person wants it shut down. Of course, Twitter has a process for handling such things, and you’d think they’d just do that — but apparently the guy was upset that it was a “potentially lengthy process.” Yes, how dare Twitter actually make sure it wasn’t violating its own users’ rights first. Of course, given that the Twitter user is anonymous, it makes you wonder if he or she will even care (or notice).

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Matt (profile) says:

How did he get an injunction? I like that it is being served via Twitter, and agree with the concept that the court should not be uptight about methods of service, but this is an injunction that should never have been granted.

He is arguing breach of copyright. In 140 characters? What the hell did he copyright, his name? At most this is a trademark infringement, and you don’t need an injunction to cure that (instead, you just keep racking up damages).

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