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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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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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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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Kuwaiti Man Sued, Detained For Comments Made Against Bahrain Royal

Kuwaiti citizen Nasser Abdul (pictured in blue in this image from his Twitter profile) was detained last week for comments that he made on Twitter allegedly criticizing the ruling families of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
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Your Twitter Parody Account Might Get You Sued

Oh boy. Apparently, some people still haven’t read Twitter’s rules on parody accounts, and it’s getting them into a whole world of legal trouble. The creator of the account @coventryfirst is being sued by life insurance firm Coventry First for sending fake and inappropriate tweets in the company’s name.
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Courtney Love Sued Again Over Her Unrestrained Tweets

It’s been just under three months since Courtney Love settled a lawsuit for $430,000 after being sued for defamation on Twitter. And now the erstwhile celebrity is back in the headlines, being sued by her former law firm for statements she tweeted, yet again.
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