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World’s Second Twitter Libel Case Ends in Tens of Thousands of Pounds in Damages Paid

If Courtney Love’s case wasn’t lesson enough, here’s another one to make you pause before you hit “tweet”: the world’s second Twitter libel case has been settled in favor of the individual alleging defamation in 140-characters or less. A British politician will pay damages of £3,000 and the legal fees of the plaintiff.
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US Court Rules Against Privacy and Grants DOJ Access to WikiLeaks Twitter Accounts

A federal judge ruled on Friday that the US government could access WikiLeaks-related Twitter accounts, including those of foreign politicians. This ruling is a result of a months-long battle over Twitter between online privacy advocates and the US Department of Justice.
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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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Twitter Used as Defense in Death Penalty Appeal

Twitter is being singled out in the courtroom as a possible disturbance, causing a murder trial to become a media “circus”. The defense of a man convicted of killing a mother and her two daughters is appealing his conviction on the grounds that Twitter, among other things, prevented the judge from ruling fairly.
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