Category Archive for: ‘Social media’

UK High Court issues injunction over Twitter

In December last year, an Australian court broke new ground by serving court documents on Facebook.  Now, the High Court in the UK has issued its first injunction via Twitter this week.  The Court said the social website and micro-blogging service was the best way to reach an anonymous Tweeter who had been impersonating the plaintiff, Donal Blaney.  Blaney runs a blog called Blaney’s Blarney, and also owns a legal firm called Griffin Law.  However, Blaney does not run the Twitter account “blaneysblarney”, and so sought legal action to prevent the Twitter user from continuin

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Facebook launches new trade mark protection mechanism for members’ usernames

 

Since last Saturday (14 June), users of the popular social networking site have been able to to customise the URL of their profile pages, making them more distinctive and easier to remember.

Aliases were allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, which sparked a ‘land rush’ to claim the most popular names.  Most common firstnames and surnames were claimed within minutes, leaving many disappointed at having to settle for ‘facebook.com/john.smith5549’.

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