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UK Politician Lord McAlpine To Sue 10,000 Twitter Users In Historic Lawsuit

It’s already been well established that you can be sued for what you tweet. But a UK politician is taking this logic to the extreme and suing over 10,000 Twitter users for tweeting and retweeting libelous claims that he was involved in a sex abuse scandal. If the lawsuit hits the courts, it will be the largest in UK history in terms of the number of defendants.
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Seattle Artist Is Suing Twitter For Pictures Its Users Tweeted

Here’s another one for the still-murky law books of social media: a Seattle-based artist is suing Twitter for refusing to take down pictures of his art that its users tweeted.
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Bahrain Court Overturns Activist’s Twitter Sentence

A Bahrain court has overturned activist Nabeel Rajab’s three month conviction. And his crime? Tweeting.
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Man Convicted Of Sending “Menacing” Tweet Gets Appeal Hearing

In one of the more bizarre legal cases involving Twitter to date, English citizen Paul Chambers is getting a second chance to appeal his conviction over a “joke” tweet.
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French Politicians Demands Defamer Tweet “Sorry” 466 Times

It’s a bizarre punishment, but two French politicians want their defamer to tweet “sorry” 466 times to atone for his rude words.
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Estonian Courts Want To Use Twitter To Contact Crime Suspects

No one can say the Estonian courts are technologically backwards: they’re blazing a new social media trail as they attempt to outline the ways in which they can contact criminals and suspects via Facebook and Twitter, serving subpoenas in 140-characters or less.
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Federal Judge Rules Twitter Must Cough Up ID Of User Who Threatened Bachmann

A federal judge ruled on Thursday that Twitter must hand over the identity of a user who made threats against Michelle Bachmann on the network.
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Twitter Stalking Isn’t Really Stalking, According To A US Judge

A man sent over 8,000 disturbing and threatening tweets to a Buddhist religious leader in a few short months, even going so far as to tell her to “go kill yourself”. But despite scaring her so much she refused to leave her house for 18 months, a judge has found this man innocent of stalking – siding with the freedom of speech advocates that Twitter is a public forum that can be disregarded by the victim.
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WikiLeaks Associates Are (Still) Fighting To Protect Their Tweets From The Government

It’s been almost a year since the US government issued a subpoena for the tweets and other Twitter-related information from WikiLeaks and several of its associates, and the battle is still being fought in court.
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US Court Rules Twitter Data Of Wikileaks Associates No Longer Private

A US court ruled on Thursday that the Twitter accounts of three people associated with Wikileaks must be handed over to the federal government.
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