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Court order in 140 characters or less?

11 October, 2009

Last year the Supreme Court of the ACT ruled that Facebook could be used to serve a notice of judgment on loan defaulters. Last month a US court held a Facebook poke breached a court order by communicating with a petitioner. The High Court of the UK has now allowed Donal Blaney to serve an injunction via twitter ordering the anonymous @blaneysblarney to reveal their identity and stop posing as Mr Blaney.

More here and follow up here.

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  1. 11 October, 2009 6:01 pm

    who says the law lags?

    if an email is considered a breach (of whatever court order may be in effect) then it is natural for any electronic communication, even a facebook poke, to be covered.

    are there any examples of online media being used to serve “real” people? I imagined the receipt of the documents (in effect confirming the service) would be a legal requirement.

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