Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Will legal action be taken against Twitter user?


Lawyers debate whether action will be taken against the Twitter user alleged to have broken several super-injunctions.


The user had attracted over 2,000 followers within minutes of setting up the account and by 10 am on Monday this had risen to 26,000.

Among the celebrities named was Jemima Khan, who has already issued vehement denials about using a super-injunction to prevent publication of nude photo's of her and the TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson.


Charlotte Harris, a partner at law firm, Mischon de Reya said that genuine Twitter users are 'not in danger' from a super-injunction as long as they 'haven't directly or indirectly worked on behalf of a newspaper' and are 'legitimately talking about what's going on.'

“People are knowingly breaking a criminal law,” says Duncan Lamont, a partner at Charles Russel 'they are talking of super-injunctions so this person knows they are talking about prohibited material.”


Read more here on the Telegraph

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