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UK Journalists Can Now Tweet From Any Courtroom Without Getting Permission First

New rules have been set out for social media in the courtroom, and Twitter is getting a warm welcome. Journalists in the UK can now use Twitter during court proceedings without requesting permission before tweeting.
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Twitter Wins Patent Lawsuit, Won’t Have To Pay $8 Million In Compensation

In just under a year, Twitter has fought and won a more than $8 million patent lawsuit.

Twitter was being sued for infringing on a patent filed in 2002 for “creating an interactive community of famous people,” and won its courtroom battle this week.
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Million Dollar Twitter Libel Lawsuit Heads To Court

A Portland blogger is facing a million dollar lawsuit later this month, for sending allegedly defamatory tweets about a medical spa doctor.
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Tweets To Be Used As Evidence In Trial Against Former Ukrainian Prime Minister

The former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has fully embraced the power of Twitter in politics – much to the chagrin the judge who is presiding over her trial for abuses of power and corruption.
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Twitter Rejected by Judge as a Means to “Live Broadcast” Trial Verdict and Sentence

A UK judge rejected a newspaper’s application to use Twitter to “live broadcast” the verdict and sentences in the case of two men charged with helping gunman Raoul Moat, a notorious murderer from Newcastle who died last year after a police manhunt and the ensuing standoff ended in his suicide.
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Courtney Love’s Twitter Rants Cost her $430,000

Notorious rocker Courtney Love has settled a dispute over a few poorly thought-out 140-character rants for a whopping $430,000. This is the first Twitter defamation case of its kind, and it sets quite a hefty precedent against using Twitter to mouth off against someone on the very public forum that is Twitter.
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Supreme Court Rules: Twitter Allowed in Courtroom

The Supreme Court has shown its love for Twitter today, issuing guidelines that give journalists the green light to use Twitter to report court cases. This announcement deals specifically with cases before the Supreme Court, and is in response to the sometimes controversial use of Twitter in lower courts over the past few months.
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Guaranteed Laughs: Steve Martin Tweets From The Jury Box

Funny man Steve Martin is channeling his classic comedic self via Twitter these days. He’s tweeting from court, as he sits in the jury box. And with tweets like “defendant looks like a murderer. GUILTY. Waiting for opening remarks,” we can guarantee you’ll find yourself chuckling out loud.
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WikiLeaks Trial Causes Judge to Allow Twitter in UK Courtrooms

WikiLeaks has impacted global diplomatic channels, the media, political reputations and our conception of free speech – and now it’s affecting the law. In a ruling Monday, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales Lord Judge declared that Twitter is unlikely to be disruptive to court proceedings, and should be provisionally allowed in the courtroom. This is a direct response to the Twitter fiasco surrounding last week’s bail hearing and appeal for WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.

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