Blaney Blarney wins Twitter court injunction

Blogger Donal Blaney is expecting a massive increase in the volume of people reading his blog today, after his lawyer successfully won the right to serve a High Court injuction against an anonymous user on Twitter.

Blogger Donal Blaney is expecting a massive increase in the volume of people reading his blog today, after his lawyer successfully won the right to serve a High Court injuction against an anonymous user on Twitter.

In his blog post, Blaney said, "Today is a great day for the overwhelming majority of well-meaning, decent people who use the internet and a bad day for bullies. It is, as I have said in the media, the day the scales of justice were tipped back in favour of innocent victims. I am proud that my firm, Griffin Law, has set precedent and made law today."

The Order which is called a Blaney's Blarney Order after the subject matter - requires an unknown Twitter user anonymously posting under the same name, and thus breaching the copyright and intellectual property of the blog's owner, to stop posting and immediately identify themselves.

The Blaney's Blarney Order is the first order ever to be served via Twitter and signals an end to anonymous breaches of the law on Twitter or any other internet site.

Matthew Richardson, the barrister who devised and won the Blaney's Blarney Order, said: "The Blaney's Blarney Order is a huge step forward in preventing anonymous abuse of the internet. People have to learn that they can no longer hide behind the cloak of anonymity the internet provides and break the law with impunity."

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