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My posts about: Twitter super injunction

I’ve blogged about (super) injunctions and the difficulty of enforcing them once information has leaked on to the internet for more than two years. The biggest problem used to be idiot lawyers who forget to serve them on Google … Twitter’s only made this problem worse – especially as it has no UK office. I’m not against injunctions – although I do think they are misused.

Ryan Giggs affair injunction: the front pages
May 23, 2011 – 10:21 pm | 5 Comments
Ryan Giggs affair injunction: the front pages

How the newspapers are running the Ryan Giggs injunction story

The injunction DID protect the footballer Google search volumes show
May 22, 2011 – 11:20 pm | No Comment
The injunction DID protect the footballer Google search volumes show

Until this weekend, Google shows the injunction has been fairly effective. But on Saturday, there were 425,000 searches for his name ...

Super injunction names: 6 national newspaper stories that flouted the injunction to reveal all
May 11, 2011 – 7:01 am | 4 Comments
Super injunction names: 6 national newspaper stories that flouted the injunction to reveal all

Six newspaper stories from the last week that told you who the names of those with superinjunctions were.

Twitter and super injunctions: no one need pack their toothbrush
May 10, 2011 – 7:38 am | 3 Comments
Twitter and super injunctions: no one need pack their toothbrush

No one is going to prison over the Twitter superinjunction leaks

Super injunctions and Twitter: Alfie Patten, John Terry, [redacted] and [redacted]
May 9, 2011 – 9:59 am | No Comment
Super injunctions and Twitter: Alfie Patten, John Terry, [redacted] and [redacted]

The biggest problem is, oddly, not that you can find out on Twitter or via Google. It's that the lawyers involved didn't seem to think it's necessary to tell Google or Twitter that an injunctions exists.

Fred Goodwin’s “affair” super-injunction shredded by internet
March 12, 2011 – 1:25 pm | One Comment
Fred Goodwin’s “affair” super-injunction shredded by internet

Claims about Fred Goodwin's injunction are out in the open - in Google, on social media sites, on newspaper sites, on Wikipedia and on popular blogs.

John Terry: another nail in the superinjunction coffin?
January 30, 2010 – 3:54 pm | No Comment
John Terry: another nail in the superinjunction coffin?

John Terry's been "nobbing" Wayne Bridge's girlfriend as one of the edits on Wikipedia puts it. Terry got a superinjunction forbidding publication of this story - and of the fact that there was an injunction. ...

Do blogs make reporting restrictions pointless?
March 31, 2009 – 9:17 am | 7 Comments
Do blogs make reporting restrictions pointless?

The case of the leaked DNA test on 13-year-old alleged dad Alfie Patten has revealed a big problem with court-ordered reporting restrictions in the internet age: there is nothing to stop websites repeating the information unless they know about the court order banning this. And under the terms of the order itself, there's no way to find out about the order.