England enter the era of legal notification via Twitter

September 25, 2009 at 12:18 pm Leave a comment

The false profile of a political blogger caused a paradigm shift in the functioning of British justice: the first time in U.S. history, a subpoena was delivered via Twitter.

The User summoned signs on Twitter as @ blaneysblarney – passing by the site author namesake Blaney’s Blarney, and thus infringing the copyright laws of the blogger Donal Blaney. According to the BBC, UK law does not require that a subpoena be delivered by hand, and can use means such as fax or e-mail.

The blogger, who is also a lawyer, decided to proceed with the order via social network after learning of a similar case in Australia, where it was used Facebook.

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