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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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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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How Much Is A Twitter Follower Worth? $2.50 Per Month According To One Company’s Lawsuit

Would you pay $2.50 for a Twitter follower?

One tech news site is suggesting that a former employee cough up $2.50 – per month – for each of his 17,000 followers that he took with him after leaving his post.

They’re suing him for a grand total of $340,000. And the case hasn’t been thrown out. Yet.
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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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Twitter Loses Patent Ruling, May Have To Go To Trial

Twitter may have to go to trial to defend itself against a patent lawsuit claiming that they infringed upon an idea for an online system for following famous people, if they can’t work something out behind closed doors in the coming week.
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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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One Tweet Sends Sex Offender Back to Jail

If his crime wasn’t so disgusting, this would be a completely eye-roll-worthy story: a sex offender has landed himself in jail, after being offered probation, for breaking a single rule that his judge had set – no Twitter.
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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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