UK Court Serves Injunction Over Twitter

Conservative blogger uses tweet to notify impersonator of injunction
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2009 3:45 PM CDT
The Twitter logo.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – In a micro-blogging first, the UK’s High Court has ruled that a court order may be served via Tweet. The case concerns an anonymous wag who has been impersonating right-wing blogger Donal Blaney on Twitter, sending out tweets under his name with “mildly objectionable” content, the BBC reports. The court agreed with Blaney that using Twitter was the most logical way to deliver the cease-and-desist to the anonymous prankster.