The High Court in the UK has granted permission for an injunction to be served via the social-networking site Twitter. The order to be served is against an anonymous Twitter user who posts to the site using the same name as a right-wing political blogger named Donal Blaney. The order demands that the anonymous Twitter user reveal their identity as well as no longer posing as Donal Blaney, who blogs at a site called Blaney’s Blarney.This is all on the grounds that posting as someone else breaches copyright laws.
Mr Blaney turned to Twitter to serve the injunction after realizing how lengthy the process of contacting Twitter headquarters in California and asking them to remedy the matter would be. Luckily for Blaney, UK law states that an injunction can be served in person as well as being delivered by several different means, including fax or e-mail.
The injunction, now called the Blaney’s Blarney Order, will be served at 1930 BST, and will include a link to the text of the full court order. Courtesy of bbcnews.co.uk