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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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Twitter Defamation Cases Are Heating Up

Watch what you say on Twitter. Just because something is 140 characters long, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have the power to land you in the courtroom.

Another Twitter defamation case has been filed. Perhaps not surprisingly, this one – like several before it – is in the entertainment industry: record executive Ira DeWitt is suing artist Johnny Gill for comments that he made about her on Twitter.
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Twitter Tries, And Fails, To Move Patent Lawsuit To San Francisco

Twitter is being sued for patent infringement, and the company is doing all it can to get the case tried in the tech-loving city of San Francisco. In an interesting, albeit ultimately failed, effort, Twitter claimed that because the plaintiff has a Twitter account and had agreed to Twitter’s terms of service, the lawsuit must be tried in the company’s hometown.
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Two Kuwaiti Citizens To Stand Trial For Their Tweets

Two Kuwaiti men will be put on trial for negative tweets they made about ruling families in the region.
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Another Twitter Lawsuit Comes to Light

Uh oh, it looks like Twitter lawsuits are becoming trendy now. After Courtney Love settled hers out of court for over $400,000 and a British politician was ordered to pay over £50,000, a new Twitter libel case has sprung up, this time in the sports industry. An NBA referee is suing the Associated Press and one of its sports writers over a tweet.
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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 and TechRadium Agree to Drop Patent Dispute Case

A patent dispute involving Twitter and mass notification company TechRadium has been dropped today, according to reports from Bloomberg. The dispute, which had been active since August 2009, involved mass-messaging technology that TechRadium claimed Twitter infringed upon.
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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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