In Britian, Twitter users and courts go to war over footballer’s

Attempts to identify a famous footballer hiding behind a privacy injunction have spiralled into an online battle over freedom of speech, as internet users responded to high court action by repeatedly naming him on Twitter.The high court granted a search order against the US-based microblogging site on Friday as the lord chief justice, Lord Judge, warned that “modern technology was totally out of control” and called for those who “peddle lies” on the internet to be fined. The attempt to compel Twitter to identify those responsible for the breaches comes after a number of its users earlier this month purported to reveal the name of the player who allegedly had an affair with the model Imogen Thomas.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/20/twitter-users-courts-footballer-injunctionAlso see:Footballer takes proceedings against Twitter
Legal proceedings are being taken by a professional footballer against Twitter for allegedly publishing information covered by a super-injunction.The player, identified only by the initials CTB, is also known to be taking action against the Sun newspaper and ex-Big Brother star Imogen Thomas.Papers lodged in the High Court are against Twitter and “persons unknown”.They request disclosure of Twitter users said to be behind the publication of confidential information.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13477811

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