Sending @injunctions via Twitter?

Reuters reports that the High Court of Britain has ordered an injunction to be sent via Twitter:

Britain’s High Court ordered its first injunction via Twitter on Thursday, saying the social website and micro-blogging service was the best way to reach an anonymous Tweeter who had been impersonating someone.

The order will appear for the recipient the next time he or she logs into their Twitter account.  According to Andrew Walker at Griffin Law, “Whoever they are, they will be told to stop posting, to remove previous posts and to identify themselves to the High Court via a web link form.”

UPDATE 10/4: Last night I read a great article on the dispute in Time Magazine about the dispute, which involves “Conservative blogger Donal Blaney and a Twitter imposter tweeting as @blaneysblarney,” who has allegedly been impersonating as Blaney.  The article says:

in response to a petition filed by Blaney, the English High Court sent this “direct message” to @blaneysblarney via Twitter: “You are hereby ordered by the High Court of Justice to read and comply with the following order.” This was accompanied by a link to a web page containing the command to desist from the misleading tweeting. By clicking the link, the miscreant risks revealing his or her personal IP address, but Blaney realizes his shadowy opponent might not fall into this cunning trap.

Hat tip to Jim Bolin at Charlotte Law.

6 comments on “Sending @injunctions via Twitter?”

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  2. Tom Churchfield

    I read from one of your older posts about Pizza from the Burgh. I grew up in N. Versailles only a few miles from Vinnies on Ardmore & I know what you mean about pizza in Fl; it just doesn’t compare. Anyways just FYI, do you know that Vinnies will ship over night pizza pies to any where. There number is 412-271-9181. I have done it on a few special occasions & it was AWESOME!!! Now I’m leaving for this weekends game in Miami & will stop in Lauderdale for another of my Burgh’s fav: Primanti Bros.

  3. Ira Nathenson

    Tom – Thanks for the info on Vinnie’s. I’ve been eating there and the other Pittsburgh pizza places for over 30 years. Biggest thing I miss about living in SoFla. If you haven’t yet been to Primanti’s in FTL, you’ll be happy when you get there. It’s exactly the same as eating in the Burgh. They also have a lot of Pittsburgh decor.

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    Hi, Awesome post about Twitter. I think Twitter is going to be one of the best networks because of the fact that it is supported by so many industries. I also think when Twitter introduces some of it’s new features, returning traffic will go up to show the real growth of the network. Keep up the good work!

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