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Saturday, May 21, 2011
  Suing Twitter and CTB
Well, well, well I didn't think that CTB could be that stupid. 2 million people have seen the Twitter account. Over 116,000 have subscribed to it. Twitter have highlighted it.

Now CTB has decided to sue Twitter to get the account details.

All they can get is the Internet Protocol address unless someone has been stupid enough to use their normal email address.

This could be the address of an internet cafe. All of the computers in parliament on the parliamentary network have the same external IP address.

Hence it is a bit difficult to pin down the person who posted the details even if twitter divvy up the information.

What it has done, however, is to send the information global (apart from in the UK).

Something that very few people are actually bothered about has now got the maximum promotion.

I have said for some time that getting the injunction is often worse than that which it is supposed to conceal.

What it does do, however, is make this particular case sub judice and hence not subject to comment in parliament. I don't think that was the key objective, however.
 
Comments:
What a farce!

This footballer is an idiot; he's just drawn a lot more attention to himself.

For the last week or so I've been searching the internet and re-posting links to the details about the various injunctions and have suffered no unpleasant consequences.
 
Hemmings you are a tool. The player has a right to privacy if that is what the court grants him. It is called rule of law.. MPs like yourself are quick to pontificate on minor issues yet strangely silent on the stuff that matters. Arrogant self-serving doughnut. The irony of you espousing freedom of speech yet you moderate your blog!
 
Construction-you dont know what you are talking about. People who have lost their children through a corrupt family court system are not allowed to speak out and can be imprisoned without a trial. Hardly a minor issue.Gagging leads to more gagging.

These injunctions are slowly creeping in and soon we will be like Russia etc
 
Construction-you dont know what you are talking about. People who have lost their children through a corrupt family court system are not allowed to speak out and can be imprisoned without a trial. Hardly a minor issue.Gagging leads to more gagging.

These injunctions are slowly creeping in and soon we will be like Russia etc
 
Leads to this ridiculous chief spending valuable tax payers money which could be used for the public

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1389014/Controversial-council-chief-spent-400-000-gagging-orders-silence-ex-staff.html
 
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