Discussion in 'General Board' started by Retired_member41, May 21, 2011.
Thank you blossom, great twitter account to read lol
The Imogen Thomas thing? All here: https://twitter.com/#!/injunctionsuper
Posted thanks above Blossom
While I am on, and i know there are some clever legal brains on here, so a question.
Say in this case where the footballer took out a super injunction.
For it to be legal, surely the court or footballer would have to inform every media in the UK so they could block any publication.
And say someone did post that he had an affair, surely they cant prosecute you, as a court would say well you did, and they are not telling lies, so no case?
Maybe im missing something.
You will soon find out how the legal proceedings will go, as Twitter are getting sued.
Here's a link to the law firm's blog (was only published hours ago):
Will be a very interesting case to follow.
I think twitter caved in previously, handing the US government details of people linked to wikileaks. In this particular case, I have my doubts about whether they'll bother handing over the details.
I hope it is Giggsy, I use to goto school with his misses and always had my eye on her but never said anything to her.
Maybe now I'm in with a chance
The court don't have to inform anyone, it doesn't work like that. It's up to the media to abide by the law. Ignorance is not an excuse for breaking a legal injunction. To make things easier the courts may inform someone like the Press Association, but they're certainly not obligated to.
So it looks like this so called star is taking twitter to court to gain the personal details of the people who shared/leaked his name and anyone who has spread the details...
Looks like a lot of people are going to be getting sued.
Trouble is this is where it is getting a bit silly - him and his lawyers should just lay low for a while. Do a search on Yahoo and it's not just Twitter, there are hundreds or thousands if sites naming him. It obviously started somewhere but they can't be sure it was Twitter.
With social media and a piece of gossip spreading more quicker than Gary Linekar after a bag of crisps, in today's world 'super injuctions' just won't work.
It would have been better to admit it, apologise and get on with it. Would have gone away by now. Apparently wifey already knows.
Prolonging it and then going after people's favourite Twitter isn't going to do him much good
Super injunctions cost a lot of money. If the footballer has spent five or six figures getting one, they aren't going to be too happy that someone has broken it.
As far as I know they are only intended for a very small number of cases where it is likely that minimal people already knew (so to stop it from getting spread any further).
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