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A top UK judge has ruled that defendants can be summoned to court via Facebook

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We’ve already heard that the UK Supreme Court must accept freedom-of-information requests via Twitter, in the wake of its decision to launch a Twitter account to announce rulings. And this was preceded by a top UK judge announcing that journalists could live-tweet court cases without asking permission. Is it possible...
A top UK judge has ruled that defendants can be summoned to court via Facebook

Twitter joke humorous not menacing, high court judges told

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Stephen Fry and Al Murray in court to back Paul Chambers's appeal against conviction for Twitter threat to blow up airportA message sent on Twitter threatening to blow up a snowbound airport unless it reopened was not "menacing" and was like a comic cracking a joke on stage, the lord...
Twitter joke humorous not menacing, high court judges told

Times editor apologises to high court judge for not disclosing email hacking

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James Harding tells Leveson inquiry he 'sorely regrets' paper did not reveal that reporter hacked police blogger's emailThe editor of the Times has apologised to a high court judge over the paper's failure to declare that a reporter had hacked into the email of an anonymous police blogger when it...
Times editor apologises to high court judge for not disclosing email hacking

Twitter joke case returns to high court for fresh appeal by Paul Chambers

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Man convicted over facetious threat to blow up airport will have appeal heard by most senior judge in England and WalesA two-and-a-half year legal battle over a "joke" posted on Twitter that landed its author with a criminal record returns to the high court on Wednesday in front of the...
Twitter joke case returns to high court for fresh appeal by Paul Chambers

Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing

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Following a 2009 agreement between the labels of the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) and Eircom, customers of the Irish ISP would find themselves warned should their file-sharing activities be tracked by rightsholders. The so-called “graduated response” process would complete after a customer had received three warnings – at this...
Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing

British ISPs to block The Pirate Bay

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High court orders service providers including Sky and Virgin Media to block The Pirate Bay in the UKBritain's internet providers have been ordered by the high court to block access to the filesharing website The Pirate Bay.The high court on Monday told five leading internet providers, including Sky and Virgin...
British ISPs to block The Pirate Bay

Times editor embarrassed by having to issue hacking apologies

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Times editor James Harding cut a sorry figure at the Leveson inquiry today.He had to admit that he had paid "insufficient attention" to an instance of illegal email hacking carried out by one of his paper's former reporters.It was embarrassing to watch him field persistent questions over the incident as...
Times editor embarrassed by having to issue hacking apologies

The Pirate Bay isn’t phased by UK claim that it’s illegal, shares plans to move forward

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Yesterday we reported that the popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay could be blocked in the UK starting any day now, since the courts have deemed the site “illegal”. The statement from the Mr Justice Arnold yesterday stated that both The Pirate Bay and its users are indeed participating in...
The Pirate Bay isn’t phased by UK claim that it’s illegal, shares plans to move forward

UK ISP forced to hand over 9,000 user details of porn downloaders

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London’s High Court has ordered UK broadband provider O2 to hand over the personal details, including names and addresses, of 9,124 customers to a pornography company that accused them of illegally downloading their films.The broadband provider, which has 800,000 customers in the UK, said it had no option but to...
UK ISP forced to hand over 9,000 user details of porn downloaders

Leveson inquiry: ex-Times legal boss gives evidence on NightJack court bid

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Alastair Brett provides written information after claims he kept Times editor James Harding in the dark about high court actionThe former Times legal manager, Alastair Brett, has submitted a written evidence to the Leveson inquiry about his actions when the paper went to the high court in a legal bid...
Leveson inquiry: ex-Times legal boss gives evidence on NightJack court bid

Twitter court case defendant pledges to stop 'fantasy' tweets about oil firm

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Spencer Freeman tells judge he will halt hoax information against Gulf Keystone Petroleum that led to share price collapseA Twitter user has promised to stop posting "fantasy information" about an oil company on the site after the firm took legal action.Lawyers told a high court judge that Spencer Freeman's "naive"...
Twitter court case defendant pledges to stop 'fantasy' tweets about oil firm

Another nail: UK ISPs must block Pirate Bay

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The entertainment industry may have failed to win legislation forcing UK ISPs to block access to websites which illegally host copyrighted content, but that doesn’t mean site blocking can’t take place at all. In the High Court on Friday, five ISPs were ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay...
Another nail: UK ISPs must block Pirate Bay

Top Gear libel case over Tesla electric sports car struck out

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High court rules that Jeremy Clarkson's review of the £92,000 Tesla Roaster was not capable of being defamatoryMotor manufacturer Tesla has failed in its latest attempt to pursue a legal action against BBC2's Top Gear over a review of one of its electric sports cars.The California-based company has been attempting...
Top Gear libel case over Tesla electric sports car struck out

The Pirate Bay Faces UK ISP Block After High Court Ruling

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After the MPA won its blocking case against the Newzbin2 Usenet indexing site last year, it became clear that the entertainment industries would seek further injunctions against similar sites. Predictions pointing towards The Pirate Bay, the world’s largest BitTorrent site, were spot on. This time Hollywood would step aside and...
The Pirate Bay Faces UK ISP Block After High Court Ruling

Theresa May's haste to ban Raed Salah will be repented at leisure

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May acted credulously on a dossier produced by the Community Security Trust – who strayed unwisely from their core purposeAntisemitism is a fact of life, and all too often, a fact of British life. We do not need the events of Toulouse to remind us of that. They could all...
Theresa May's haste to ban Raed Salah will be repented at leisure

The Pirate Bay could be blocked in UK

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Filesharing site unlawfully shares copyrighted music, says the UK high courtThe filesharing website The Pirate Bay has come a step closer to being blocked in the UK after the high court ruled that the site breaches copyright laws on a large scale.Major music groups want British internet service providers (ISPs),...
The Pirate Bay could be blocked in UK

The Pirate Bay could be blocked in the UK, after a judge rules it infringes copyright

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The high court in London has ruled that Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay breaches copyright on a large scale, and effectively took the site one step closer to being banned in the UK, reports the Guardian. Launched in 2003, The Pirate Bay is now one of the most recognizable...
The Pirate Bay could be blocked in the UK, after a judge rules it infringes copyright

Google wins UK libel case over ‘defamatory’ comments left on Blogger site

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Google has emerged victorious in a libel case brought about by former Tory local council candidate Payam Tamiz, after defamatory comments were reportedly written about him on a London Muslim blog hosted on its Blogger platform. The Internet giant argued that it doesn’t publish the content and, moreover, it couldn’t...
Google wins UK libel case over ‘defamatory’ comments left on Blogger site

Fabrice Muamba tweeter loses appeal against 56-day jail sentence

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Student Liam Stacey convicted of racially aggravated public disorder after mocking football player on TwitterA student who mocked football star Fabrice Muamba on Twitter, after the Bolton player collapsed with a heart attack, has lost his appeal against a 56-day jail term.Liam Stacey, 21, of Pontypridd, south Wales, sobbed as...
Fabrice Muamba tweeter loses appeal against 56-day jail sentence

After Murdoch, what of the new digital titans? | Observer editorial

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Even as the Sun king's reign is over, we should be concerned about the future of internet regulationThere were two very revealing moments in Rupert Murdoch's interrogation by the Leveson inquiry. The first came when he tried to deflect and then downplay Mr Justice Eady's judgment that News of the...
After Murdoch, what of the new digital titans? | Observer editorial

Portsmouth enter administration again and suffer 10-point penalty

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• Pompey on the brink once more and face 10-point penalty• Michael Appleton's side face Championship relegation battlePortsmouth have entered administration for the second time in three seasons and will suffer an automatic a 10-point penalty that will see them drop to 21st in the Championship table, out of the...
Portsmouth enter administration again and suffer 10-point penalty

‘Pay Up Or Else’ BitTorrent Scheme Resurrected in UK High Court

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In the early months of 2010, Golden Eye (International) Ltd, a company connected with the Ben Dover porn brand, decided to chance their hand at obtaining settlements from alleged file-sharers in the UK. Although they successfully obtained the identities of alleged file-sharers through the court using the Tilly Bailey &...
‘Pay Up Or Else’ BitTorrent Scheme Resurrected in UK High Court

High Court Gives Go Ahead To 3 Strikes in Ireland

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In February 2009, IRMA – which controls 90% of Ireland’s recorded music and represents the labels EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner – reached a private agreement with Ireland’s largest ISP, Eircom, which would see them implement a 3 strikes-style arrangement for dealing with alleged pirates. A leaked document, titled ‘Briefing...
High Court Gives Go Ahead To 3 Strikes in Ireland

Birmingham riots murder trial: jury shown footage of car hitting victims

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Shocking footage shown to jury in trial of eight men accused of killing Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir last summerA murder trial of eight men who are accused of deliberately driving into and killing three men who were trying to protect shops and houses from looters during the...
Birmingham riots murder trial: jury shown footage of car hitting victims

Newzbin vs MPA Usenet ‘Filtering’ Trial Concludes

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Newzbin is one of the original and most popular Usenet indexing sites on the Internet. The site pioneered the increasingly popular .NZB format which simplified previously complicated Usenet downloading. While most of Hollywood’s legal might was focused on the snowballing BitTorrent scene, Usenet downloading also gained in popularity – and...
Newzbin vs MPA Usenet ‘Filtering’ Trial Concludes

Times editor faces Leveson inquiry recall over NightJack hacking claim

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Exclusive: James Harding faces more questions after journalist broke into policeman's Hotmail to expose him as bloggerThe editor of the Times, James Harding, is to be recalled to the Leveson inquiry, following disclosures that the paper used email hacking in 2009. Harding did not disclose the full circumstances when he...
Times editor faces Leveson inquiry recall over NightJack hacking claim
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